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Salon owner says downtown Gulfport parking limits are hurting her business
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Salon owner says downtown Gulfport parking limits are hurting her business

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - You can’t miss the signage. Parking is limited to two hours in downtown Gulfport Monday through Friday.The ordinance has been in place for years, but now the city is stepping up enforcement.That’s making life and business hard for Hannah O’Keefe, owner of 13th Street Salon and Barber.“Sixty to 80 percent of our business is done with color clients,” she said. “All color clients services take longer than two hours.”O’Keefe has been in a verbal sparring match with the city for months, but it’s getting more intense.“Several of our clients have gotten tickets recently for parking here longer than two hours,” O’Keefe said. “We can’t continue to have conflict with people outside and the stress of watching the widow.”She said she’s done what she can to maintain clients,...