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Temporary cuts in downtown parking concern business owners

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) – Plans to renovate the parking garage on Main Street are in the works. But there are concerns about what the decrease in parking spaces could mean for downtown Rapid City businesses.

Friday morning Rapid City’s community development and public works departments heard concerns about how renovations to the downtown parking structure would affect the community. Many of the people in attendance were business owners who were concerned about the timeline for the renovations, as construction was projected to start in mid-November.

“All times of year we need parking downtown and to do a project like this it would take parking spaces away in the garage in the peak of the holiday season. We just wanted to see if we could get that changed and it sounds like they are considering that option,” said Clancy Kingsbury, the owner of Who’s Hobby House which is located downtown.

The renovations are expected to be…

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