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Downtown parking woes

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Regulations cause problems for businesses
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Photo by KYLE KNIGHT Downtown Ruston parking is limited to two hours during the day, disrupting some patrons’ shopping and eating. Business owners have also complained about being ticketed.

Neil Keen walked out of his newest downtown business, Black Box, on a recent Monday to find a parking ticket on his windshield.

Receiving parking tickets is something that Keen has grown accustomed to over the past few weeks ever since he opened Black Box coffee shop.

Keen and other business owners downtown are being ticketed daily by the Ruston Police Department for parking in front of their own businesses, since there is a two-hour parking limit in downtown Ruston.

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