Kim Hussey, owner of Hempopotamus on Fatherland, may be selling hemp products and CBD oil legally in her shop, but her actions on her street at home are not of the legal nature. That’s right – Kim Hussey is one of THOSE people who thinks she is so entitled that she blocks off ‘her’ parking spot on a street with public parking so that no one can use it when she’s not parked there – something that is certainly illegal according to Metro. She posted in the East Nashville Facebook group “East Nashville, where when you forgot to put your cones out for record store day before you rushed off to work, your neighbors take up your slack and do it for you.“
Reminder: Kim isn’t the only parking elitist in East Nashville – remember our story Bad Neighbor: David Price AKA Owner of Public Street Parking Spot
And sure enough, on a post just a few minutes earlier – the neighbor, Mimi Gerber, confirms she placed the cones, illegally, because the small businesses nearby (namely record stores but also associated shops like food, etc…) were busy today:
We could go on for days and days about how there is no reserved parking on a public street and how codes and other metro departments have removed signs, cones, etc.. and fined the owners, for blocking access to a public parking spot on a public street. In fact – today was ‘Record Store Day’ and on Calvin, where Kim Hussey lives, some folks would be using that spot to visit local shops because of the special day. But Kim, who owns her own small business, but apparently doesn’t care about anyone else that does, typically blocks off her own spot every day while she’s not at home – so that the spot sits unused for hours on end, just so she can park directly in front of her house after closing up her own small business on Fatherland. Today – she even forgot to put the cones out – but a vigilant neighbor (Mimi Gerber) was so accustomed to Kim’s routine, that she placed the cones in their usual spot, on Kim’s behalf. Keeping record store day visitors from using the spot, which is currently sitting empty, at 6PM in the afternoon.
And just out of curiosity, we check google maps to see how many empty parking spots there were on that street on an average random day that the google maps car drove by – and guess what – there was a TON of empty spots, even right in front of her house, without the need for elitist entitlement cones:
In fact, we were curious just how far it was from Kim Hussey’s house at 1305 Fatherland, where the cones are illegally placed, to her own small business, Hempopotamus, located at 1006 Fatherland. Surely it’s far enough that she has to leave early and comes home late just so she doesn’t have to park a mile from her home, right? Her daily commute to her own shop is LESS THAN ONE MILE. The distance to her small business from her front door is 0.7 miles! According to Google Maps, that is a 15 minute walk (maximum), or a 4 minute bike ride! (also 9 minutes by MTA Bus, or 3 minutes via car). With a shop that close, many would wonder why she’s even moving her vehicle at all on a daily basis.
So, how about it, East Nashville… How do you feel about the parking cone users? and law abusers?