Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Before you get to the crafts and fair food at the Flowertown Festival, you have to find a place to park.
Once again, the town is closing neighborhood streets within the historic district to the west of Main Street.
The town closed the streets for the second time last year amidst concerns from public safety officials that an ambulance or fire truck wouldnít be able to get through the narrow streets with cars parked on both sides.
Residents will be allowed through, but parking spot searchers will have to search elsewhere.
Last year year volunteers from the YMCA manned the barricades. Apparently the sight of mere volunteers didnít deter some especially insistent parkers, so this year the barricades will be manned with police officers.
The good news is that Heritage Square has agreed to allow parking, and the YMCA will have free shuttles every day of the festival.
Heritage Square, is at the corner of U.S. 78 and the Berlin G. Myers Parkway.
Shuttles will run between noon and 5 p.m. Friday, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, and between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.
The town parking garage, on Short Central Avenue, will be open as well and has several handicapped parking spaces.