Winooski restaurant owners are calling them get-out-of jail free cards. Except these cards will only get you out of a parking ticket.
"Loved The Meal, Not A Ticket" cards are handy at some restaurants in Winooski. Customers who receive a ticket for parking in a spot too long can redeem credit for one parking ticket while eating in a downtown Winooski restaurant. Restaurant owners say it's a great idea to build business and a great opportunity to promote downtown Winooski.
"I think it's a relief, it makes them feel comfortable to come and hang out and shop and eat here without too much worry," says Nathaniel Wade of Misery Loves Company.
Restaurant owners also say they want to remind customers that there are plenty of parking spaces in nearby garages to avoid tickets all together.