If you found it tougher than usual Tuesday to get an on-street parking spot in Pittsburgh, you were not alone.
Tired of overcrowded malls, big box chain stores and Black Friday hype?
Free parking is the norm at most suburban shopping malls, but those who shop in Downtown Pittsburgh or the city’s seven neighborhood business districts have to pull out the quarters to park their cars at metered spots, at least during the daytime. Evening parking has been free, but that changes in 2013 unless City Council acts.
If you weren’t planning to do Christmas shopping in downtown Pittsburgh, here’s a reason to reconsider.