BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- For years, the Rockn B Horse and Carriage rides have been beginning their rides downtown off the sq.. However quickly that location goes to vary.
The carriage used to park in the identical spot yearly. However after renovations have been performed at Fountain Sq. Park in 2019, there are actually three new designated loading and unloading zones for distributors to share.
“We’ve got offered these three loading and unloading zones so whether or not you’re a horse and carriage trip, a meals vendor or somebody who’s organising for a public occasion you will have spots that you would be able to go to and use these spots in an effort to do what you are promoting,” mentioned the town’s Public Data Officer Kim Lancaster.
Rockn B Horse and Carriage operator James Beckner mentioned he understands that parking spots are for the purchasers downtown. However he mentioned these designated zones gained’t work for the carriage enterprise.
“They’re probably not large enough to park in as a result of we don’t match. They’re too small. We’re too lengthy, so it doesn’t work out actual properly. We’d like to but it surely gained’t work, and with the meals vehicles we don’t wish to battle with the meals vehicles on a spot,” mentioned Beckner.
Subsequently he mentioned they’ll determine one other spot out.
“We’re going to go forward and transfer to a unique location and see what can work. We’d reasonably we don’t, however that’s their ruling.”
And downtown retailer Morris Jewellery proprietor Jim Steen says they love having the carriage on the sq..
“It helps all of us who’re enterprise house owners and retailers and restaurant house owners on the sq. as a result of it’s simply one thing else to offer leisure for the parents who wanna come down and luxuriate in a pleasant night out,” mentioned Steen.
Beckner hopes they’ll work collectively to proceed their rides.
Town mentioned they need the carriage to proceed giving rides however can’t give particular therapy to at least one vendor.