Too Much — and Little – of a Good Thing

Nobody goes their anymore; it’s too crowded.

–Yogi Berra

Twice just this week, I’ve given up circling the parking lot at the 50th & France Lunds; with perhaps only 150 spaces in front and at least 6-8 cars also prowling for a spot, my odds didn’t seem very good.

And while there is a parking lot directly to the east, access is pinched, and there are only a limited number of spots on the first level that are reasonably close to the store.

So, I went grocery shopping elsewhere.

You’ve got to guess that:  a) none of this is news to Lunds; and b) they’re already researching solutions.

P.S.:  While congested parking is a high quality problem to have — the St. Louis Park Trader Joe’s also suffers from it — it’s still a problem.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.
1 Response
  1. Marlene

    I don’t know who owns and operates the parking ramp attached to Lunds on 50th and France but I do get disgusted with it. Almost every week I shop in that area and only at Starbucks and Breadsmith
    and NEVER park in the Lunds lot. I always park in the 2-hr first floor ramp attached, and I almost always get my tire marked -I never stay more than 2 hours, and have not received a ticket, but I am tired of getting a mark on my tire, indicating to me that I’ve am going to be there toooo long, and Im sure the patrol knows my car because it has a personal lic. plate and he knows the car. All I can say, is I don’t appreciate it! I have always abided by the rules, and I do not know what the rules are for marking tires. It would be interesting to know that. Do they just pick certain cars, or is there a system to this?

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