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September 8, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Target cart corral

Target_parking_1Mickey Mellen submits a picture taken in Smyrna, Georiga:

Our local Target just revamped the entire inside of their store.  It took months, and it looks great.

However, a few days ago, they resurfaced the parking lot and painted new stripes, which made the parking angled.  The cart corrals (which are as wide as one parking space) are laid straight - not angled.  As a result, each cart corral chews up four parking spaces instead of just two, making for less parking.


_@_v - eeps i guess i should say first or sumthin...

_@_v - they do make single stall car corrals. or they coulda figured a line plan to include the damned things. not like ennyone ever uses the damn things

Posted by: she-snailie_@_v at September 8, 2006 12:22 AM

Im sure the loss of a few parking spaces doesnt really matter- the lot is probably huge. However, it seems like it would be just as easy to angle the corrals; so I agree with the 'broken' label.

Posted by: Entropic Decay at September 8, 2006 12:24 AM

While this particular parking lot doesn't tend to run out of spaces, it does get quite busy and you have to park a long way out.

There are four or five cart corrals like that in the lot, so we're talking about 20 or so wasted spaces.

Even on the edges of the lot (where there is only a single row of cars) they have the smaller cart corrals lined up the same way. Instead of taking up one space, they take up parts of three spaces. Funny stuff.

Posted by: mickmel at September 8, 2006 09:15 AM

Couldn't someone just come and rotate that? I've rarely seen corrals secured in any way other than gravity. Grab a buddy or two and the problem is solved

Posted by: Thunder_gryphoN at September 8, 2006 01:18 PM

Odd. If you notice, the strips are actually painted UNDERNEATH the cart correl. I have seen some anchored into the pavement but that one looks like you could e=remove it.

Posted by: Demache at September 8, 2006 09:46 PM

Maybe someone *cough cough* turned it on purpose to make it broken when it wasn't broken. *cough cough*

Posted by: *_*X0RS*_* at September 9, 2006 11:12 PM

I think Thunder gryphoN is right- it doesn't appear to be cemented down. But maybe it was put in like this on purpose so people DON'T park next to it. Less cart damage to cars perhaps...?

Posted by: ambrocked at September 11, 2006 09:45 AM

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