I was rather surprised by my experience today going to the fish market and parking. Colonial Parking’s sign (attached) shows the first hour costing $2 instead of $10 with fish market validation. I stayed for just over an hour and a half and was charged the full price of two hours ($17) with no discount for validation. For a visit less than two hours, one would naturally assume that $8 would be taken off the overall price based on the pricing structure.
Their parking manager said he doesn’t make the rules and that their sign clearly indicates that I should have expected this pricing. I informed him that I’d be contacting DCRA and that they were engaging in false advertising. This would be another matter if the signage was clear that validation only applies if one leaves within an hour, but that is simply not the case.
To me this seems like a lack of support on the part of the Wharf for the fish market. It’s sad that it’s becoming a much less accessible treasure for the generations that have supported it.”
1100 Maine Ave, SW