CLEVELAND -- With the downtown casino has come higher parking prices.
But what if you're not headed to the Horseshoe?
Parking prices are sky rocketing and businesses are starting to notice.
Prices went up on W. 6th Street -- blocks away from the casino. Not exactly casino parking.
It's leading businesses and commuters to question whether these increases are merely competitive pricing, or if it's gouging.
Hair stylist Rosa Cavell-Wilson does two things very well all day long: Cuts hair and talks to people. She's been hearing a lot of the same lately.
"They're definitely talking about it, yes," Cavell-Wilson said. "Clients, stylists, all of the above."
Parking prices have gone up throughout downtown.
For example, some lots that used to be $7 a day are now $10 per day.
For people like Cavell-Wilson, it effects their bottom line.
"They're not cutting any kind of deal for anybody and [the lot] full," she said. "They're getting their money."
When it costs this much to park, $10 per day can add up pretty fast.
Five days per week, 52 weeks a year -- that's $2,600 just to park and work downtown.
It's not just hurting the commuters and employees. It's hurting customers too.
Cheryl King (:07)
"The prices have gone up," said Cheryl King, who parks downtown, "I'm a frugal person."
The cost conscious King refuses to park in these lots because of the price -- no matter how long it takes to find a spot.
"So I'm always driving around," King said. "Plus, you know, I've lived here so long, I know where to park where it's not that expensive."
Even with her experience, it took King 20 minutes to park on the street -- and that was before her walk.
Restaurants say business has still been good, but that good business is complaining.
Just like Cavell-Wilson, these businesses are hoping that the complaining doesn't turn into something more, but that doesn't mean businesses won't start taking a hit soon.
Cavell-Wilson said she doesn't plan to raise her prices because she doesn't want to add an even steeper cost to her clients.