Another business owner has come forward to help residents adjust to the new parking meters in Dedham Square.
Paradise Café Owner Ali Koushan said he will deduct customer’s parking fees from their bill. So if a shopper pays 75 cents for parking, they just need to bring their parking receipt into the café and they will get that amount deducted from their purchase, Koushan said.
Koushan’s gift to the town comes a week after the Town began charging for parking in the Square.
Since the meters have been implemented, the Blue Bunny book store has offered to pay for anyone’s Dedham Square parking until the end of the year. Customers just have to enter the store with their parking receipt, and the shop will not only pay for it, but they will also double it.
Starting on Oct. 1, computerized meters were placed on High Street for their 1 hour parking spots. Parking cost 25 cents for 30 minutes, 50 cents for 45 minutes and 75 cents for a whole hour. Parking under an hour can only be paid with coins, while an hour parking can be paid with a debit or credit card.
New meters were also placed in the large municipal lot in between Route 1 and High Street, where 1 hour parking cost 50 cents.
Parkers do not have to place the receipts in their vehicles.