The Southfield Store owner raises concerns about parking

The No Parking sign located across from The Southfield Store.
Photo by Ted Remsnyder

SOUTHFIELD — A dispute over the enforcement of a “No Parking” sign has a local business owner up in arms.

The Southfield Store proprietor Peter Platt brought his complaints to the New Marlborough Select Board during its meeting this week. The restaurant has its own designated parking lot across the street from the Norfolk Road cafe that fits approximately eight to 10 vehicles.

But according to Platt, an additional parking space located on the side of the road directly in front of the parking lot has been a long-established parking spot used by customers of his establishment.

A decade ago, a No Parking sign was placed next to the dirt pull-out area in question, but the restaurant owners said that the sign had never been enforced until recently.

During the New Marlborough Select Board meeting on Monday, Feb, 3, Platt told the board that in recent weeks, New Marlborough police have asked drivers who park their cars in the spot to move their vehicles or risk being ticketed.

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