Sullivan’s Island business owners are protesting paid parking proposal

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Sullivan’s Island businesses are banding together to protest island-wide paid parking, a measure currently being discussed by the island’s town council. Business owners are fearful the outcome could be too much to overcome while working to recover from COVID-19.

Sullivan’s Island was closed to virtually anyone who didn’t live on the island for months because of COVID-19 restrictions, something owners say took a serious toll on the island’s business district. Now with paid parking being discussed, business owners are doing everything they can to push back on the proposal.

“This would really hurt, this would be a double whammy,” says Bill Dunleavy who owns Dunleavy’s Pub. “Now we’re going to throw paid parking on top of people, we want the people to come out to Sullivan’s Island.

Businesses are working to recover after months of shutdowns due to COVID-19, Dunleavy says paid parking would be

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