Question A) What is 8½ feet wide?

Question B) What is 10 feet wide?

The answer to A is the width of a parking space on Main Street in Hamilton.

The answer to B is the width of a parking space at Hamilton Super 1.

Now you know why it is difficult, sometimes impossible, to get out of your vehicle downtown. Many times you can’t even open the door. Not to mention the cleaning bill for your clothes.

If this irks you, please mention this to the store owner or manager the next time you shop. It was their choice to do the 8½ feet so one more parking space could be squeezed in the block.

Instead you are the one being squeezed. Keep downtown shopping alive. Make parking easy.

Tom Brader