WESTFIELD, NJ – Lord & Taylor is reclaiming its two employee parking lots located just across the street from its North Avenue store.
Drivers parking in the lots this week found notes on their windshields informing them the lots on Clark Street will be closed at 9 p.m. Friday and anyone parked there will be denied access their vehicle.
“Moving forward, Lord & Taylor will have security at this lot to check all cars that are entering the lot, and any car that is not an associate will not be allowed to park in this lot,” the retailer's letter posted to Westfield’s town Facebook page said.
With word out of department store’s planned parking enforcement, the town of Westfield announced it would provide more parking options for its residents. Starting Monday, Jan. 14, the town will sell a limited amount of daily hang-tags for Lot 6, located on Watterson Street, the announcement said.
“These daily permits will be a different color and marked for Lot 6 only. They will be sold in Lot 3, for the same amount of $5 to Westfield residents only, once the Lot 3 daily hang-tags are sold out,” officials said.
The town sells the daily hang-tag permits to Westfield residents on a first-come, first served basis by an officer arriving at Lot 3, located at the South Avenue train station, at 6:30 a.m. and remaining until the hang-tags sell out, officials said.
This time of year, the tags sell out as early as 6:45 a.m., officials said.
Parkers must provide proof of residency. Twelve-hour numbered spaces are available in Lot 3, as well as in Lot 6 and on Watterson Street, the announcement said.
“If the daily hang-tags are sold out, the officer will turn on their overhead lights and remain in the lot for about 15 minutes afterward in order to direct patrons to numbered spaces,” the announcement said.
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