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Alegria charging for parking again #96370
05/02/2016 04:17 PM
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Alegria has started charging for parking again. They are charging $4 for all day parking for vehicles that seat less than 10 people. If you eat at a restrauant, they do validate parking so you dont have to pay.

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Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: wilsonck] #96371
05/02/2016 04:54 PM
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They have to make $$ somehow.


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Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: ruralcarrier] #96372
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it's also $4.00 if you only stay for an hour

Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: moxie] #96373
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When you own the parking lot for one of the most popular places on the island, you can get by with that. Not saying I agree with it but it does not surprise me.


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Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: moxie] #96374
05/02/2016 05:44 PM
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it's also $4.00 if you only stay for an hour
21 minutes then we have to pay the four dollars .

Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: wilsonck] #96375
05/02/2016 07:07 PM
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We recently parked in there a couple times and honestly no one was collecting money in or out of the lot. The gates were up. But I did notice this trip that no one seemed to be parking along the fence which is where we usually park. There was only one car there and police were circling around and stopped at the car. Not sure what happened after that. (We were there on the 22nd when a lady and some girls ran their car up over the center divider. An officer and some other guys helped to push the car back on the road. After that the cops kept circling around. ) In all honesty though $4 isn't that much if you are going over to Marty's, Sunset or one of the other local bars.


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Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: PreK176] #96376
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Usually at night, I have noticed the gates up and no one collecting money. I think this is geared towards the cruise day trippers.

Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: wilsonck] #96377
05/03/2016 02:05 AM
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Big deal. $4.00 is cheap. I'll pay t and be happy to do so as long as my car is safe.

Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: SXMScubaman] #96378
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Big deal. $4.00 is cheap. I'll pay t and be happy to do so as long as my car is safe.


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Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: SXMScubaman] #96379
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If one does not have a problem with $4 beer and $8-$9 drinks, what is $4 in the grand scheme of things? It beats parking somewhere and getting towed.


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Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: ruralcarrier] #96380
05/03/2016 11:23 AM
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If one does not have a problem with $4 beer and $8-$9 drinks, what is $4 in the grand scheme of things? It beats parking somewhere and getting towed.


and if one has just one of those beers, and gets the parking validated....then parking becomes free!!! sure seems like a win-win situation for all!!!!!!

Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: wilsonck] #96381
05/03/2016 12:41 PM
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Is validation at Sunset Bar included possible?

Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: boucharda] #96382
05/03/2016 12:57 PM
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Sorry?


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Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: ruralcarrier] #96383
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$4.00 for a full day is incredibly cheap parking. Parking in the developed world is easily $4.00 to $7.00 per hour if not more.

Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: mmk] #96384
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....except that, for anyplace other than Maho and downtown P'burg, there is no charge for parking anywhere on island..


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Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: mmk] #96385
05/03/2016 01:37 PM
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$4.00 for a full day is incredibly cheap parking. Parking in the developed world is easily $4.00 to $7.00 per hour if not more.

come to NYC - some places are 25 an hour!!!

I don't get why this is an issue, wasn't it posted that all the restaurants/bars and casino will validate your parking ticket? so unless you just going there to loiter you won't pay the 4.00 bucks?

Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: Carol_Hill] #96386
05/03/2016 02:43 PM
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and if one has just one of those beers, and gets the parking validated....then parking becomes free!
might refer to SSB&G...just a question

Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: boucharda] #96387
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Yes, I assume that Sunset validates parking.


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Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: kim] #96388
05/03/2016 02:52 PM
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I don't think anyone said it was an issue; just reporting it for informational purposes.

Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: GaKaye] #96389
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How long does it take to spend $4.00 at a casino.

Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: richupm] #96390
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Sunset, Taco Macho, and the Dunes Casino all validate parking. Marty said there is litigation in the works from the businesses. Also, when they first started using the gate, traffic was backing up and the Beacon Hill residents were not too happy.

Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: wilsonck] #96391
05/04/2016 12:05 PM
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I heard also that you may not be getting all of your $4 back but instead may only get part.

It is also my understanding that Alegria owns about half of Sunset Bar, a no choice lease extension for ownership deal. Rules me out of going to Sunset any longer.

We will continue to go to Taco Macho, and we will still go to The Dream Pool Bar which still is one of the best places to watch a sunset on island.

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Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: Todd] #96392
05/04/2016 03:43 PM
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I heard also that you may not be getting all of your $4 back but instead may only get part.

It is also my understanding that Alegria owns about half of Sunset Bar, a no choice lease extension for ownership deal. Rules me out of going to Sunset any longer.

We will continue to go to Taco Macho, and we will still go to The Dream Pool Bar which still is one of the best places to watch a sunset on island.

Mahalo,


While I don't know who owns what or who leases or rents from whom but wouldn't patronizing any business on the Alegria property provide income (indirectly) to Alegria or the owner of the property?

Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: ruralcarrier] #96393
05/04/2016 03:51 PM
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If the owner charges rent then that is a constant. They would not benefit by activity in the establishments.

If they participate in running the businesses and share in the profits then they would benefit...

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Re: Alegria charging for parking again [Re: ruralcarrier] #96394
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We share your feelings and are now bothered to see adds for "Allegria Taco Macho". That sounds like more than lease or rent payments.


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