A friendly neighborhood tipster let us know about rumors that Acme was starting to ticket cars in their lot. Well, sure enough, Acme general manager Jim Reardon told us that they have started targeting non-shoppers’ cars during business hours, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The tickets cost $85.
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“We’re still offering the community to park in every spot on the perimeter overnight, that’s still OK,” he said. “You just can’t between 7 and 10 when the store’s open. And not in the middle of the lot, but that’s still 50 or so, maybe, 70 spaces.”
The supermarket already hires police to work security five days a week, so when there’s a car out there for over 24 hours, the cop will ticket it. Then if the car stays after the ticket, then the police decide to tow, Reardon said.
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