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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Silver’s parking lot closed during overnight hours

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WEST HAVEN, May 27, 2022 — Citing an increase in criminal activity, the city will close the municipal parking lot behind the former Silver’s Drug Shop building at 519 Campbell Ave. from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, effective immediately.

Public Works Commissioner Tom J. McCarthy said the city has installed gates at the Main Street and Center Street entrances to keep the parking lot closed during the overnight hours to protect the public’s health and safety.

People are asked to take note of the lot’s new hours.

The public lot, previously open 24/7, is operated by the city as part of a 99-year agreement with the Silver family, who owned and operated the popular downtown drugstore from 1919 to 2006.

The $1 agreement began in 1996 and expires in 2095, according to city records.

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