Lauren Phillips feeds a parking meter on Capitol Street before heading into Taylor Books with friends Wednesday. Free Saturday parking for downtown Charleston shoppers ends this weekend.
Visitors to the capital city feed meters for 10 hours on a typical Saturday, but the city of Charleston provides free holiday parking on Saturdays from Thanksgiving to the weekend before Christmas. This year's initiative, which includes metered and garage parking -- ends this weekend.
Downtown Charleston shoppers won't be ticketed this weekend, as it is the last day for free Saturday parking during the holiday shopping season.