The fed up butcher devises a brilliant way to prevent people from parking in the parking lot of her ‘customers’
The fed up butcher devises a brilliant way to prevent people from leaving their car in the parking lot for her customers – and it could make her more money
- Butcher ‘fed up’ with non-customers parking in ‘customer only’ lot takes action
- Julie Scalco sets up signs that threaten to park non-customers
- Signs say people should buy $ 50 product before they rent out
- The owner has yet to accept money because the idea was intended as a ‘gimmick’
- She says she loves Bulli and would donate the proceeds to charity if she took it
A butcher fed up with people using her store’s parking lot has come up with an ingenious trick to keep people from using it – and it could get her more customers.
Julie Scalco, 49 of Bulli Meats & Seafood Fresh, posted signs in her company’s parking lot this week and threatened offenders to be parked unless they bought $ 50 worth of product.
Ms. Scalco said the idea, which has since gone viral on social media, was nothing more than a “gimmick” to keep non-customers from taking up space for her “beautiful” and older clientele.
Julie Scalco, 49 of Bulli Meats & Seafood Fresh, posted signs this week in her company’s parking lot and threatened offenders to be parked unless she bought $ 50 worth of product
Ms. Scalco said she would not yet take money from non-customers who park in her parking lot, but confirmed that she would donate all proceeds to charity if she did
“We have beautiful customers who are struggling to walk to the door and we just want to make room for them,” she said.
“I wouldn’t mind if people asked if they would stop next door for a few minutes or park at the back, but they don’t.
“It’s really inconsiderate and we want it to stop.”
The Berkeley resident, who has been on site for six years and has been in business for 16 years, said she only paid $ 12,000 per year for the adjacent corporate and parking garage prior to sale in November 2019.
Although Scalco no longer owns the building, she still rents the lots.
“People don’t realize it’s one company that pays for the parking lot. It’s not as if other companies have said “hey, we’ll contribute too,” she said.
“I love Bulli and we run a great business, but the parking lot has taken its toll – I’m so fed up.”
Ms. Scalco confirmed that the new owner was obtaining tree gates as a result.
“It will be tedious to come in and get a ticket,” she said.
“I never wanted bad things and I’m not a dragon. I just wanted people to realize and quit.
“My biggest question is why the municipality continues to set up all these new stores without people being able to park anywhere.”
The Berkeley resident said she only paid $ 12,000 per year for the company and adjacent parking lot prior to sale in November 2019
Ms Scalco said the idea, which has since gone viral on social media, is designed to be nothing but a ‘gimmick’ to keep non-customers from taking up space for customers
Ms. Scalco said she would not yet take money from non-customers who park in her parking lot, but confirmed that she would donate all proceeds to charity if she did.
“Even if I took money, I’d give them $ 50 worth of product, which is a small price compared to what it costs to have a car towed,” she said.
“I didn’t take any money, but if I did, I’d bet I’d have my lowest dollar and give it to charity.”