Free parking at Santa Rosa Plaza Mall is over

Today marks the end of parking your car for free all day at the Santa Rosa Mall. The meters are up and running. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of impact this has to the merchants and to attendance to Wednesday night market.

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UPDATE 8/23/12
From the ghost town that is the parking lot, it seems to have been a bad move. Just my $0.02, but if the idea was to curb all those ‘workers’ from nearby businesses that were parking all day in the mall for free, then wouldn’t three hours have been just as effective as the meager 90 minutes they’re offering now? As it is, I imagine a lot of people are hitting their iPhone timers the moment they park their car and getting their mall shopping over with ASAP. Hello Coddingtown…

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