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While you won't be able to use the tokens in the on-street city meters, a deal between Main Street Beaufort and the owners of the Port Republic Street surface parking lot will allow return customers and employees to park all day for $1.
Member businesses will be able to buy the tokens, giving them to employees or customers they want to see return downtown again soon.
The move raises two questions: 1) Will a cliental that is used to trying for a spot right in front of a business find a "free" parking spot near Craven Street atractive? 2) If so, will it stir the city into pushing tokens, something that was much debated during the great parking debate of 2010.