No More Door Dings?

“Murphy’s Law for parking lots:  never park next to a car in worse condition than yours.”

–Ross Kaplan

I have no idea if local grocery store chain Byerly’s in fact came up with the idea — but that’s where I first saw it, a few weeks ago:  a double stripe between parking spots.

Unlike the single stripe, it creates a buffer between adjacent cars — and a safety margin between you and the sloppy parker next door.

Will the trend catch on?

I hope so.

But, I’m guessing only at the cornfield-sized, suburban parking lots where overcrowding isn’t an issue — not at the too-close urban ones where it is (like the St. Louis Park Trade Joe’s, and the 50th & France Lund’s).

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.

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