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Just Curious: Is there enough parking around Mercer Village?

As the Mercer and Macon communities begin to grow and intertwine, a growing issue of parking — or lack thereof — is affecting students, customers and even store owners around Mercer Village area.

With six restaurants, a bookstore and a hair salon open in Mercer Village, it’s a main hub for students and people living in Macon.

However, the lack of both retail and student parking poses a threat for customers, students, and business owners.

“We love Mercer students, and we love our downtown customers, but there is a conflict. Parking is a big issue,” said Francar’s Buffalo Wings owner Carl Fambro. “When school is back in, we lose a fair amount of downtown customers because of parking.”

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