New Parking Signs Popping Up in Downtown Bryan

Some new signs are popping up in Downtown Bryan reminding drivers not to park there all day.

As more and more people come to eat and shop, finding a place to park can be at a premium.

It's lunchtime on a soggy afternoon in Downtown Bryan and the parking spots are filling up.

It's been a common complaint for Giovanni Cerone.

The owner of Mr. G's Pizza had threatened to leave Downtown Bryan last month, but that's changed.

"I'd really like to thank the City of Bryan," said Cerone.

New signs have him complimenting the city.

"The employees that were taking my space, whether they're going 9 to 5, working here or somewhere else. Now they don't park it is really a great improvement," said Cerone.

While some businesses have really complained about the parking issues others say it's a good problem to have.

Inside The Village Cafe Owner Kristy Petty says 90 minute parking and other new signs are helping.

"It's wonderful when the big thing you're working on is where to fit all the people that wanna come to your business," said Petty.

Bryan Deputy City Manager Joey Dunn says the signs are going up after input from many merchants, restaurants and business owners.

"Just about every block in the downtown area will see some changes to the painted curbs, that will increase the amount of customer parking available," said Joey Dunn.

"It's not slowing down, it's picking up. This isn't a problem we will be putting to bed anytime soon," said Kristy Petty.

Welcoming customers while trying to keep parking from being a pain.

New signs for parking are expected to be complete downtown in the coming weeks.

The city also encourages people to park in the Brazos Transit District Parking Garage near the courthouse.

The first hour is free.

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