The Cherry Creek Shopping Center is ending it’s “first hour of parking is free” deal starting Tuesday, January 21. So no more park and dash for customers who have just a quick errand. Going forward, the shopping center will charge $2 for parking up to two hours, and another $2 for each additional hour, according to new signage.
Since 2017, the shopping center has charged a fee for parking in the garages and surface lots. Through the 21st you can still park free for the first hour, $3 for up to two hours, $4 for up to three hours and $2 for each additional hour after that.
Cherry Creek Shopping Center management told local media outlets that most shoppers spend one to two hours there and those folks will pay $1 less (instead of $3, they’ll pay $2).
MHOTC Tip: Wish we had one, but there seems no getting around this new policy. While we haven’t been able to confirm, you may still receive parking validation at the AMC Cherry Creek movie theater and other mall retailers and restaurants. Otherwise, be prepared to pay up.
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