First of all competition is good. The ones who become stronger will do well and others will not.<quoted text>
Using a little common sense, I dont get their business model when available parking is included. Thats a fixed variable until a parking garage or another way is in place and thats years away if at all.
Picture this - a highrise complex with only enough parking spots around it to meet its current needs. All the other buildings around have all the other spots taken within a half mile. The complex decides and is allowed to build an additional 2 floors and rent it out as a restaurant. What do you think will happen?
Now you may say they can find and pay for other spots and valet cars. That's an additional cost other business dont carry.
We know people not having any patience and they can simply go someplace else in the time it takes them to park and to retrieve their car.
Or maybe the March. bothers know this and they think why spend their money on fixing it up when they get a sucker to do it for them and buy it back at a huge discount when they go under?
How about the other new restaurants on commercial and A1A and the others that are opening up - were are they going to park?
That brings up the question if the town spent 6 million for the most expensive carrot drawing in businesses in to only fail because of incompetent planning ?
2nd they are taking the risk and if they fail its all on them, after all they must have plans to succeed and if not, their self made demise. The parking issue is well known so no excuses there.
As long as all the rules are followed equally then it should work out and if not then either change the rules or apply stronger enforcements.
I hope all the businesses do well - as long as the quality of life for the residents are not affected. First to be addressed if any thought is given changing the rules. I would not piss off the residents in the surrounding area. Good luck.