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Porto's Creates Parking Stir in Burbank

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For anyone who uses the Burbank airport, nothing makes life sweeter than having that second Porto's location on Magnolia Boulevard. It's mandatory that whoever's returning from a flight sends or receives the text: "Papas, plantains, Cuban sandwich. Stat." The last time we tried to stop, however, we couldn't find parking. There wasn't enough time to fuss with the small lot, no street spots, and too many others vying for the same thing. And that's the problem. Since the bakery/deli opened in 2006, its popularity (they serve 7,000 to 10,000 customers a week) has caused some serious parking issues in the neighborhood. According to the Burbank Leader, nearby business complain even though Porto's is responsible for increased foot traffic on that strip, a city councilman says they didn't plan for the "negative impact" it would have on the residents in the area, and there's been enough yelling and screaming fights in the lot that Porto's had to hire a security gaurd to keep the peace. Now the city's looking for new off-site parking options, some a few blocks away. See what a good sandwich can do?
· City looks for ways to ease parking congestion [Burbank Leader]
· Burbank Parking Woes Blamed on Porto's [LAist]

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