Monday, November 25, 2013

What Can They Be?

As is the holiday tradition in Hudson, parking will be free on Warren Street during the month of December. In the past, people have covered the meters with empty boxes wrapped like presents to signal shoppers that they don't need to insert quarters. This year, property owners and shopkeepers on Warren Street are encouraged not just to cover the meters in front of their buildings but to be novel and inventive about it. Gift boxes are great, but consider some alternatives: Santa hats, elf hats, snowman heads, giant Christmas tree ornaments, faux fruitcakes--the possibilities are endless. To provide a motivation to go all out, Alana Hauptmann is offering a $100 gift certificate for brunch or dinner at the Red Dot to the person who creates best the meter decorations. The winner will be chosen by a panel of impartial judges. So unleash your creativity and decorate your meters on December 1.


  1. Just on Warren ??? ... last year businesses on Columbia Street covered meters

    1. Mea culpa. Parking is free at meters. I'm not sure if that is just meters on the street or if it includes meters in parking lots. I'll have to check with the panel of impartial judges to see if the scope of their review will go beyond Warren Street.

  2. Thank you. Much obliged. Inquiring minds want to know!