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BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields #210450
12/03/2019 04:01 PM
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We went to Chesterfield’s yesterday about 2 for a nice lunch. When we pulled in, the parking gates were up and no one was there to give us a ticket. So we assumed that it was closed for a Monday. When we were leaving about 3:30 the attendant was there. She accused us of losing our ticket and her pink haired “supervisor” stepped out and said we owed $20 if we lost our ticket. My husband was LIVID. The attendant did say that she had gone to the bathroom, but again accused us of losing the ticket. We said you were NOT here to give us a ticket..thus we paid the $20 and she opened the gate. She accused us of lying that she had given us a ticket. Crooked and corrupt....the parking attendant and her pink haired supervisor. BEWARE. My husband told them to call the police, but they wouldn’t. Has anyone else been ripped off like this? Have to say after 20 plus years of visiting SXM, we have been fortunate to not have experienced anything like this before.

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Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: blackmercedes] #210454
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Not to the extent you were taken advantage of but earlier this year there was a little miscalculation of the time. Once I questioned it she did adjust the price but we had a ticket.


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Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: blackmercedes] #210455
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Sorry to hear this.

Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: blackmercedes] #210456
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A scam I bet they pull all the time. I think I would have gone back into Chesterfields and asked them to help fix it as they must have some say in that parking lot. Sometimes a local person can help reason with another local. But I think the restaurant needs to know what happening..... if they don't already as I would never go back if that kind of hassle is what I had waiting. To bad a few dishonest locals can leave such a sour bad impression.

Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: blackmercedes] #210457
12/03/2019 04:46 PM
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I would have insisted they call the police but talking to Chesterfields would have been done in addition to that. Would be nice if Chesterfields would validate parking for patrons.

Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: SXMScubaman] #210458
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Would be nice if Chesterfields would validate parking for patrons.

They used to do just that, at least for 2 hours but that practice stopped after Irma.


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Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: blackmercedes] #210459
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Yes. We have been to Chersterfields sooo many times through the years and it was nice when they would validate...but that is gone like you said since Irma. We never ever hastle about anything. We just go about our business.. but Dave was so angry when she flat out lied and said she gave us a ticket. So..do you think we should we go back and tell them at Chesterfields? Dave wishes he would have pulled out his phone and videoed them..hindsight. And..had we waited for police, we think it would have taken a long time. There are so many worse things that can happen. But this really ticked us off. Thank you for listening to our rant.

Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: blackmercedes] #210461
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And Lesley.....as always, you ROCK!!!!!!!! Thank you for everything.

Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: blackmercedes] #210462
12/03/2019 05:00 PM
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You might try talking to Chesterfields but I think it would have had more impact had you done it on the spot.


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Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: ruralcarrier] #210468
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Yes and real rough experience .

Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: ruralcarrier] #210471
12/03/2019 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
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Would be nice if Chesterfields would validate parking for patrons.

They used to do just that, at least for 2 hours but that practice stopped after Irma.

Time to bring it back and this episode might want to make them restart it. But then again you would have to have a ticket to get validated which was the issue.

Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: blackmercedes] #210472
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I would still talk to Chesterfields and bring this to their attention. As much as I think this may have been an isolated experience if others had such and experience it could eventually affect others not wanting to return. If it was my business I would want to know so as to take action it doesn't happen again. If Chesterfields in the past had a validation agreement in the past they should know who to talk to to correct this.

Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: blackmercedes] #210483
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Where exactly is this parking lot? I want to make sure we avoid it! I'm guessing it is on the Dutch side, so probably not much of a concern to us as we mainly stay on the French side but we would still like to know where it is located. Thanks.


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Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: sxmbeachlover] #210484
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It is the parking lot near Chesterfields restaurant, a cheese shop and some boat tours depart from the area also. It is on the road heading toward the cruise terminal in Philipsburg, so yes, it is on the Dutch side.

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Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: sxmbeachlover] #210499
12/04/2019 10:43 AM
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I would not let this one incident stop you from parking there. We have used that lot many times and never had an issue like the OP described.

Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: SXMScubaman] #210504
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Likewise. Chesterfields has always been one of our favorite breakfast spots in town, always parking in this lot, and we have NEVER had any problems. I would hope this is but one very isolated incident but personally speaking, even if after the fact, I would let the restaurant know what happened and that it is being discussed on line.


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Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: blackmercedes] #210626
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Can never find Chesterfields. How far is it to walk from there to the main shops and do you actually also pay a parking fee. Wouldn’t mind having breakfast then doing some shopping but always have problems parking and usually park at the Greenhouse but they don’t do breakfast.

Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: bran] #210630
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It is towards the pier from Greenhouse and it is walkable to downtown. Maybe 3-5minutes from Chesterfield's to Greenhouse. Parking is somewhere around $1/hour. The lot behind the courthouse was charging $1/hour but the first hour was more, maybe $2.


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Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: blackmercedes] #210632
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Thx.

Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: blackmercedes] #210641
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Is this the Bobby's Marina lot? We always park there when we go to town, most recently yesterday. Never had an issue.

Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: GaKaye] #210644
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No Georgia. This is the lot AT Chesterfields, up the road.


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Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: BillandElaine] #210708
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine
No Georgia. This is the lot AT Chesterfields, up the road.


Gotcha. I thought that lot was free; guess it's changed. We haven't been to Chesterfields for years.

Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: GaKaye] #210710
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It has not been free for at least several years but Chesterfield's used to comp 2 hours of parking if eating there. Hope the trip is going good.


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Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: blackmercedes] #210721
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I want to make a clarification here in case there is any confusion as I received a note from a local resident regarding ownership of the lot in question.

Even though the lot is situated basically in front of Chesterfield's Restaurant, they do NOT own it nor do they control it. It is owned by Dock Maarten and I will post a link below to their contact information. Perhaps the OP can contact them to get some resolve to the issue.

DOCK MAARTEN CONTACT


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Re: BEWARE of crooked parking attendant next to Chesterfields [Re: ruralcarrier] #210777
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Thanks. Good to know.


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