"I would never open a business on Main Street," remarked Councilman Roger Jalette during the Dec. 3 City Council meeting, saying there isn't enough parking on the street.
While there is a municipal lot across from City Hall and another lot across from the Woonsocket Call building and on-street parking, "People would be surprised at the total amount of parking available to service Main Street," said Economic Development Director Matt Wojcik this week.
Wojcik said the city should be doing a better job of directing traffic to those parking places, though. The common parking signs, featuring a white capital "P" on a blue background, aren't used by the city to mark parking areas, he said.
Also, Wojcik said the city hasn't generated the foot traffic or demand on Main Street yet to make a parking garage on Main Street a viable business.
But there is parking for Main Street if you need it, Wojcik said. You just need to know where to look. He was kind enough to point out the various parking areas available along Main Street. Check out the accompanying video to get a look at the areas available for Main Street patron parking.