POSTED: Friday, February 3, 2012 - 6:32pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 12:47pm
EL PASO - It's just a slab of pavement, but to this business owner it means keeping his business afloat.
"Parking is a very big issue here and customers will come and go. If they don't find a parking space they will come and go," Kinley Pon of Kinley's House Coffee and Tea said.
Kinley's Coffee House is a place where people come to study, get work done and socialize, but its lack of parking has been a turn off to its customers.
With Starbucks just a stone's throw away, this new parking lot is changing the way coffee lovers view Kinley's.
"I'll feel like I'll have more of a chance to have good parking and I won't be worried a out getting here super early for parking," Belliard said.
Isabelle Belliard is a regular here at "The House" and knows about the parking problems around the Cincinnati area.
"I've had that issue where I drive around for maybe 5 minutes. And if I really cant find anyone I have to go to Starbucks because I have to do my work," Belliard said.
The new lot adds 16 more spaces, but Kinley says he's gotten a much larger response.
"Cheering walking into the coffee house as I'd walk they would clap...I put a little note informing the public in Facebook and within 30 minutes it had 149