The occasion was PARK(ing) Day, a worldwide event in which citizens take over parking spaces for several hours and use them for community purposes ranging from outdoor office work to just hanging out.
Today, Friday, four small businesses along York Boulevard, including Graveline’s, are celebrating PARK(ing) Day again in front of Skinny Studio on 5025 York Blvd. from around 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you swing by there, you’ll find a patch of fake grass leading from Skinny Studio’s doorway and spilling onto the sidewalk and into the parking space beyond. Instead of a heavy piece of metal—with or without gasoline in it—there will be easy chairs and a bench wired with electrical outlets meant for laptop computers.
You’re welcome to park yourself there. (Probably a good idea to check with your hosts if you still need to put in a quarter every now and then into the parking meter—just in case a pesky enforcer decides to issue a ticket.)
Besides Graveline’s Usui Reiki studio and Skinny Studio, this year’s PARK(ing) Day sponsoring businesses along York include C4 Music Lab, K York Studio and possibly 50/50 Gallery, among others.