Wonder what Donald Shoup would say.
BTW, in New York City, the Whole Foods Union Square avoids this problem by having no parking:
Whole Foods Market Union Square is easily accessible by New York City public transportation. We are located on 14th Street between Broadway & University Place on the south side of Union Square Park.
By Subway Take the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, or W trains to the 14th St./Union Square stop.
Too bad L.A. doesn’t have a fully built out rail transit system, too!