When heading to Dearborn for shopping, eating or services, visitors to the west downtown district will have a break when it comes to paid parking.
Following the guide of busniesses like Merchant's Fine Wine and Gentlemen First Barbershop—which already offered validation—several downtown locales have opted to offer validation to customers as well.
The Parking Commission decided at its Nov. 1 meeting that they needed to get more businesses involved in validation—especially as the holiday shopping season draws near.
"My philosophy has always been to validate," Merchant's owner John Lossia said. "Do whatever needs to be done jsut to bring customers back."
Here's a full list of businesses in west downtown Dearborn that validate parking slips from the district's paid parking lots:
- Bistro 222
- Cigaro Lounge
- Double Olive
- Gentlemen First Barbershop
- Lulu By Design
- Merchant's Fine Wine
- Oakwood Muirhead Building
- Steven Bernard Jewelers
- Team Mental Health
To receive validation, customers need to present their parking slip at a participating business. Purchase is necessary to receive validation, and the amount of time validated varies by business.
There's currently no validation system for metered parking.