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Parkers accuse ramp owner of price gouging

Credit: WKBW Buffalo
Published on November 27, 2019 - Duration: 01:30s

Parkers accuse ramp owner of price gouging

This past summer Pay2Park bought the ramp on Pearl Street in Downtown Buffalo.

Months went by without any price change.

This past week downtown workers got the word that monthly prices will go up $60.

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Parkers accuse ramp owner of price gouging

BACK IN COURT ONDECEMBER 17TH.SOME PEOPLE WHOPAY TO PARK INDOWNTOWN BUFFALOARE COMPLAININGABOUT PRICEGOUGING.7 EYEWITNESS NEWSREPORTER JEFFRUSACK GOT A HOLDOF THE LETTER THEYRECEIVED -- AND THEHEFTY PRICE HIKES ITDETAILS.THE PEOPLE WHO PARKHERE AT A MONTHLYBASIS HERE AT THEMAIN PLACE PARKINGRAMP AREN'TNECCASERILY LOOKINGFORWARD TO 2020.THAT'S BECAUSE THEIRMONTHLY BILL ISABOUT TO GO FROM100 DOLLARS A MONTHTO AROUND 160DOLLARS.THREE PEOPLE HAVEREACHED OUT TO 7EYEWITNESS NEWSACCUSING PAY 2 PARKFOR PRICE GAUGING.THIS PAST SUMMERMAIN PLACE PARKINGRAMP WAS BOUGHTUP PAY 2 PARK.MONTHS WENT BYWITH OUT ANY PRICECHANGE.THIS PAST WEEKDOWNTOWNWORKERS GOT THEWORD THAT MONTHLYPRICES WILL GO UP$60.THE PEOPLE WHOREACHED OUT TO 7EWN DID NOT WANTTO SPEAK ONCAMERA.

THEY'REWORRIED ABOUTRETALIATION..

MAYBEEVEN LOSING THEIRPARKING SPOT.AND NEARBY LOTSHAVE YEAR LONGWAITING LISTS.THE EXTRA 720DOLLARS A YEAR ISNOT WELCOME NEWSFOR ONE PARKER.THERE IS SUPPORTSTAFF THAT DOESN'TMAKE THAT KIND OFMONEY.

THERE'SGOVERNMENTAGENCIES THAT WORKIN THE MAIN PLACETOWER THAT WILLHAVE TO PAY THIS.THAT'S A LOT OFMONEY AND IT'S A LOTOF MONEY COMINGAROUND HOLIDAY TIME.IN A LETTER TOPARKERS, PAY 2 PARKSEND THE INCREASEIS NESSACARY FORUPGRADES.AND BECAUSE THEPROPERTY VALUE WASREASSESSED ANDTAXES ARE MOREEXPENSIVE.NOW WE HAVEREACHED OUT TO PAYTO PARK TO SEE IFTHEY WANTED TO SAYANYTHING, SO FARTHEY HAVE NOTRETURNED OUR PHONECALLS.

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