July 21, 2008

Multipurpose space

The one-level basement of the independent supermarket that my husband and I frequent serves as basement parking, storage for beer bottle crates and flattened product cartons, and the locker room of the employees. It's strange that not many people park there, though the lot in front of the supermarket is always full. We always go straight to the basement because it might suddenly rain, and getting groceries in the car while it's raining can be very difficult. Maybe people just don't like climbing stairs. That, and the fact that the ramp is quite narrow and not very SUV-friendly.

basement of Shoppersville supermarket

6 comments:

Boise Diva said...

People might not think it's really for parking, since it's used for so many other things. I worked at a business that did this to their small parking garage. I stopped using the garage when I noticed a man was living amongst all the stuff.

• Eliane • said...

Well, now the secret is out! You might have to look a little bit longer for a parking space next time you do your shopping. ;)

Yogesh Naik said...

Urban space is at a premium nowadays..

Jules said...

Parking is a Pain - with a capital "P". You are so lucky not to have to fight over a space. Hope no one else in your area reads your post!!!!

Harry Makertia said...

In my city, parking is art! You have to use your intuition to find a right way to have a nice spot.

Louis la Vache said...

We won't tell anyone your secret, Hilda! You've got to grab the parking where and when you can!