A Charlottesville business owner is asking city council to reconsider a multi-use trail project that could take away dozens of parking spaces for customers. Josh Hunt, the co-owner of Beer Run is taking his concerns to council's meeting Monday night.
Chris Gensic, from the Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department said the trail would run from the downtown mall to Meade park, with the goal of connecting downtown with the river.
Hunt says if the city decides to construct the trail, nearby businesses will lose 30 on-street parking spaces. He says less parking spots means less business for his restaurant.
"We're happy that we live in a progressive city, we just want to try to find a solution that doesn't really negatively impact our business as well as all of the other businesses here," he stated.
Hunt says he won't be alone tomorrow night; other business owners from the Woolen Mills Pointe shopping center will be there to voice concerns.
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