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Daytime parking near Fox Theatre discussed


Courtney Fletcher

These parking spots in front of Fox Theatre on Illinois Street may soon be open to all-day parking .

A portion of road along Illinois Street in front of Sidney's Fox Theatre could be opened up to daytime parking, allowing an additional two spaces.

Kim Philips, who owns the theater with her husband John, this week requested city councilors remove a fire zone, which prohibits parking, in front of the business. Instead, she asked the area be opened to parking during non-theater hours.

Phillips said the shift would add additional parking spaces for other businesses on the block.

Sidney Mayor Mark Nienhueser asked what's currently wrong with the situation.

"Actually, we wanted to change it over...

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