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Free parking a boost for local business

Dear Editor:

Many thanks to Aspen City Council for instigating “Free Parking Fridays” in May. My sales on those days were up 30 percent over last year’s Fridays in May, and were substantially over the paid parking days in May.

This was a terrific idea, and I think people came from downvalley to enjoy a day of shopping (and probably eating, too) in Aspen.

I hope that you will consider doing this again in future offseason months. It is a gesture that demonstrates caring and goodwill on behalf of the entire city.

Susan Harvey

Susie’s Ltd. Consignments