Main Street’s Marijuana Traffic Packs The Parking

WASHINGTON:  Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Main Street Marijuana has drawn more visitors — and more traffic — to Uptown Village.

Some businesses say they’re happy to see the pot shop’s success, which has given them a new influx of customers, but a handful of residents near the shop say they’ve been plagued with inconsiderate out-of-town drivers who sometimes park directly in front of private driveways.

And it looks like things are just going to get busier as more businesses and a new apartment building enter into the equation.

“There’s definitely a growing concern about the lack of parking,” said Michelle Brinning, owner of Cellar 55 and a member of the Uptown Village Association. “The neighborhood is growing. There are more businesses, and that brings in a certain amount of traffic.”


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