You know what I find very crappy? It's the new BJs in Flushing under the SkyView Parc. No, the inside is nice. But it's crappy because people who drive have to pay a $3 (they call it a grand opening special) fee for parking regardless of whether or not the person buys stuff from BJs.
I walked there because I knew ahead of time about the $3 fee and wanted to see the inside and requested more info about the $3, which they said you have to pay if you are going to park in the garage to buy.
I have friends, who have never been there, that say maybe they can just park by the curb. But the entrance is a long block down with minimal or no parking on that block, which means a long haul to your car if you do find a spot by the curb. Also good luck finding a space on College Pt Blvd.
There is a pedestrian walkway which IMO is pointless, because it's BJs where people buy in bulk. Who is going to haul bulky stuff down a long block and couple more (unless you live in Skyview Parc)?
I wish I could've taken a picture but I forgot my camera. Anyways, I will probably go to the BJ's at 20th avenue near Whitestone instead of having to hand over 3 dollars for nothing. (I mean a meter for 1 hour costs only 75 cents.)
I wonder how long this BJ's will be in biz.
Ben, this parking scheme is nothing new. Take Atlas Park for example. Look how well it worked there.