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May 11, 2008 03:14 PM

No valet at corks?!

I am just curious why some restaurants in the federal hill area (in balto) don't have valet parking. I tried to go to Corks this past Friday night and drove around for twenty minutes looking for a parking spot to no avail. Even the garage was full! WTF??!! In chicago or DC, they would have had valet parking. Come on people, throw me a bone. We ended up at wine market for a fantastic meal. I will now step off my soap box (albeit feeling better post rant).

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  1. Where would you be expecting these valets to park your car?

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    1. re: crackers

      Valet services will often rent a daytime business's parking lot to serve their customers

    2. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think there are any restaurants in Federal Hill offering valet service.
      Parking is super tight in Fed hill, especially on weekends. Good luck.

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      1. re: maddogg280

        On weekends, I cab it over to Fed Hill. If that isn't an option, you can pay to park in the Shofer's lot, or on the street in Sharp Ledenhall (by the Gaines McHale warehouse is a bit safer).

        1. re: maddogg280

          Bicycle has valet. Or did, last time I was there which was a little over a year ago.