Chron roving videographer Jason Witmer unearths the catalyst of the strip-center parking-cone epidemic: It’s those valet addicts.
â€œEven if itâ€™s right in front on a Sunday and youâ€™re the first person here,” says Antonio Gianola of Washington Avenue’s Catalan Food and Wine, “some people — when they realize thereâ€™s no valet — decide theyâ€™d rather leave.â€
Apparently, it’s not too hard to find one of these “customers”: â€œI have gone and talked to the manager, and said, yâ€™all need valet,â€ Cathy Mayfield says on camera.
Cathy Mayfield says she just likes the convenience. She doesnâ€™t even look to see if there are parking spaces nearby: â€œIâ€™m willing to pay a little bit of money not to have to be driving around looking for a parking spot.â€
Others say it doesnâ€™t make any sense that spots right in front of the restaurant are blocked off for valet.
- Is valet parking a must? [Houston Chronicle]
Video: Jason Witmer