Last night I travelled down to Acland Street to try the newest of the ice-cream palours there. The ice-cream was less impressive than I anticipated and anyway it could never compete with the rancid taste left in my mouth after I saw that ticketed parking was to be enforced in the Safeway carpark.
The carpark was always free and restricted to only 90 minutes. It was the last of the free, casual parking in the area. I don't know when Safeway intend to start charging but from now on they can get fucked. There is nothing I need in Acland Street that can't be obtained more easily and for better value elsewhere.
Congratulations to all involved on killing what was once one of Melbourne's finest shopping/social strips.