An agreement between Mother's Market & Kitchen in Costa Mesa and the owners of a Newport Boulevard parking structure is intended to ease tensions over parking congestion between employees and nearby residents on the Eastside.
Mother's, located on Newport Boulevard and Flower Street, entered into an agreement last week to provide for 100 employee parking spaces on the top level of a parking structure located about a block away at 1901 Newport Blvd., said Debra Robino, a market spokeswoman.
Plans for a second employee parking location are also being considered.
Mother's relocated to Newport and Flower from 17th Street about two weeks ago.
Since its opening, the store has seen a flood of customers attracted to its supply of hard-to-find organic foods and natural consumer goods.
Longtime neighborhood resident Amy Elliott said she can't find parking on her street to save her life.
And she's not the only neighbor without a parking spot.