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By David Stevens

Pages past, Feb. 13: Downtown merchants sought diagonal parking


Last updated 2/12/2022 at 11:11am

On this date ...

1962: Downtown business owners in Clovis were working on a new parking proposal and discussing group promotions.

The parking proposal would narrow sidewalks, bring about a return of diagonal parking, allow center parking and turn side streets into one-way avenues.

Jack Holt, a downtown clothier, submitted an engineer’s drawing “as a possible solution to the much-talked of problem of parking in the business district,” the Clovis News-Journal reported.

The parking plan, which would be presented to the city commission for consideration, involved businesses from the 100 block of Main Street to the 700 block.

The merchants also set Feb. 22 as a one-day George Washington’s Birthday promotion. Businesses were encouraged to price items at 22 cents, $2.22 and $22 in keeping with the date.

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