I was disgusted to witness several classic and collector cars indiscriminately receive $30 parking tickets last Saturday evening, notwithstanding the fact that many cars had just parked there, and had receipts showing they had patronized businesses in the mall.
Robbins Parking issued the tickets as authorized by Hansbraun Investments, manager of the mall. Regular cars (non-collector) were not ticketed.
I was equally embarrassed to see several car owners from the U.S.A., who were attending the highly successful Deuce Days event, have to high tail it out of the parking lot before getting a ticket, but not before returning the goods they had purchased from mall businesses.
I am the proud owner of a collector car, and have lived in the Royal Oak area for 34 years. I was a regular shopper at many mall businesses, spending several thousand dollars annually.
The average age of the collector car mall patrons is about 60. We are peaceful. We patronize the mall and we attract business to the mall.