White Rose to charge for parking

Sean Philip Cotter

Starting this winter, you'll have to shell out some money to park in White Rose Bar & Grill's parking lot.

The lot in the first block of North Beaver Street in York City soon will be open to all, but it'll cost a quarter for every quarter hour to park there, according to a news release from Gavin Advertising on behalf of the restaurant.

White Rose owner Tom Sibol owns the parking lot, which right now is only for the restaurant and bar's customers.

The lot will be closed briefly in late October or early November when some light construction will take place to get it ready for the switch, which will happen during the winter, the release states.

What's next for York City parking?

Parking will cost 25 cents per 15 minutes and will operate as a paid lot 24 hours a day, according to the release. The release says drivers will be able to pay with cash or a card on their way out of the lot.

That rate is the same as on York City's street parking meters, which are operated by the city's general authority.

The authority also owns and operates the city's lots and garages, which charge $2.50 an hour, but the garages are free beginning at 5 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends, though meters in the core area — which includes the streets around the White Rose — run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

There is a city garage a block down from the restaurant, in the first block of West Philadelphia Street.

— Sean Cotter covers York City for The York Dispatch. Contact him at scotter@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @SPCotterYD.