Has The Parking Spot reopened yet?
We suffered some serious damage to our revenue control equipment and the building was flooded. We are in process of meeting with the insurance adjustor and a contractor and we hope to know more within the next couple of days on a timeframe for reopening. Thanks, Frank
Has The Parking Spot reopened yet?
That stinks - hope they can get up and running soon. Far better option for cheapish airport parking than the airport lots. Plus there's always a coupon in every in-flight magazine!
They have quite a bit of cleanup to do. They didn't get the curbside stuff out until this week and there will be some work to do on the land too. Now I don't work for them or anything but I would imagine they can open within a few weeks but they Judy wouldn't have an awning for of while.
The clean up is going slower than planned and we should know more on a timeline next week. The biggest problem is the complete loss of our revenue control equipment--servers, gate arms, loops. I will keep you apprised as soon as I know something. In the meantime we apologize to our guests for having to park at the airport. If you want to contact me directly please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, Frank. Oh, and one of the options is a rebuild with more covered parking. Crossing my fingers on that one.
Flew over the lot today and didn't look like much was going on. I have a hard time imagining this place reopening after all of this time. Have all the employees found other jobs by now?
More covered parking would be nice. One of the things I don't like about this lot is the lack of self park covered parking that is available at other parking spots. I know you can do it via valet but I don't like giving my keys away.
That's the feeling I've gotten too. Insurance claims should have been resolved by now unless there is an underlying problem with how/if there will be a rebuild. It's about the most simple company possible to put together. The main building is still there so all they have to do is repair it and buy some new hardware. An insurance claim, again, would have already been able to pay for that work. The other businesses in the area had everything resolved within 2 weeks, tops. The parking lot of the parking spot is still full of debris....not a good sign. The warehouse businesses just west of there lost entire walls, but they're back in business. The chemical company next door lost half it's roof. They're back in business. The trucking company across the street lost roofing and structures. They've even ADDED on to structures in the same amount of time. TPS....nothing.
Given the time it's been closed with absolutely no work being done, i'm not optomistic that it will come back.
Wow this is terrible, and a very curious business decision - unless the bottom line wasn't where TPS wanted it to be. Which I would find hard to believe given how absolutely packed the lot seemed to be every time I used it. I absolutely HATE the airport parking lots. There definitely is a market for off-airport parking here - perhaps another competitor will enter? When I lived in Milwaukee, FastPark&Relax was unbelievable. Would love to see them here. The Fast Park
Any update on The Parking Spot? Still out of commission? Haven't flown out of OKC in a few months but I have a few upcoming trips so just wondering.
No change....i drive by it every day on my way to work.
I'd say it's done after this long. There's so little to do to rebuild the place (and the building wasn't even taken out) that if it's not open by now, it's not coming back. They could open the place without a canopy at the drop-off and build it later, but they haven't. The business could run off a few laptops and aircards, but it's not.
Everything around it has been repaired, and yet a business that it's sole purpose is to hold cars and thus is 99% parking lot, doesn't really have much in the way of reasons to NOT open almost immediately. Once the canopy was removed, there was very little standing in the way of the business being able to be open. They haven't even fixed the roof on the main building yet. One of the turnstiles is still tipped over at the exit. There's crap still all over the parking lot.
This place has been abandoned.
It very much looks abandoned.
Are the buses still out there on the lot?
The website still has it listed as a site but temporary closed. Has anybody tried to email Frank?
I contacted them by email and got this response.
Oklahoma City/OKC/The Parking Spot
I'm sorry, we are still waiting on information from our insurance company before we can begin reconstruction, so we do not have a reopening date at this time.
All the best,
Guest Satisfaction Assistant
That's another reason why i think they're just feeding us a line. Unless there's some uber-major dispute that's headed to court (and i can't imagine how that would be), this would have been resolved by the end of June.
Even if it wasn't, the small amount of money it would take to re-open could easily be absorbed by TPS Corporate.
I wonder if they are in dispute with other insurance companies over the cars which were damaged by the storm? A lot full of cara getting pelted by debris, large hail, and torrential downpours. Wonder if that could be a possible hold up?
Surely the customers sign a waiver when they park there? That should all be between the customers and their own individual insurers.
Would you battle wal-mart if your car was in their parking lot during a hailstorm?
I'm just throwing out possibilities...
With as many claims as insurance companies are taking, I can imagine them trying to fight as many as possible.
Hello everyone, I hope everything is going ok for everyone. Unfortunately, we do not have any updates on a rebuild. I am just as baffled and as soon as I hear something I will let you know. We still have 5 cars on the lot and have a 24 hour 1 person staffing for those folks. In the meantime, if you need to contact me you can reach me via email at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell at 1-405-589-2357. Thanks, Frank
Hello again everyone. We finally have the news we all expected. The Parking Spot is leaving OKC. There is about a month's worth of clean out left which I will handle. I wish everyone the best of luck and on behalf of the crew, it was a pleasure serving you. Sincerely, Frank
IOW..."We were losing money since we started so we are taking the insurance check, cashing it, and running away."
At least I can throw out my discount card with them now (not that I ever used it).
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