Watch, as the already tight parking situation at the Americana at Brand gets worse.

Americana at Brand Parking Gate

What you’re seeing there is a part of the Americana Parking Structure, Level P4, inside the main Parking Structure that used to be open for Visitor parking now being reserved for the Residents.

I guess…they had to, but between the Americana’s history of renting out space to the local Car Dealerships, and the fact that the Grove and Americana will never coordinate their Parking Strategies, this is making a hard situation worse.

It may be time to just accept the fact that you shouldn’t park at the Americana if you’re going there. Just park over at the Galleria. At least they’ll treat you right.

And enjoy that while it lasts.  Given all the improvements made to the Galleria, I’m just waiting for them to start charging there as well.