Downtown Mystic business owners are during the ongoing streetscape project, but many residents continue to avoid Mystic saying the parking and traffic congestion is keeping them away.
“I adore Mystic, but there have been times in the past six months that we have patently avoided it because we have only had an hour to get lunch (or dinner) and were afraid we'd get stuck in the traffic mess there, so the Mystic restaurants were all out of the question,” posted on Patch.
And described the situation as a disaster: “The stretch from Water Street to the bridge looks like a war zone. It's a total disgrace.”
The Day reported Wednesday, that the Groton Town Council will provide "...free parking for merchants, employees and visitors in the Mystic Art Association parking lot through July while West Main Street gets repaved."
But with locals staying away from downtown Mystic and their businesses will the free parking make a difference? Will you shop in downtown Mystic while the parking at the is free?
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