The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has always been good for business in the city of Houston, but that's not the case for beautician Shameka Fisher.
Her customer list is full and her day is busy laying tracks in her clients heads, but she says that business has been on the decline since the kick off of the rodeo season.
Fisher says, " A lot of people will ask if it's rodeo season...I'm not coming to get my hair done."
Shameka Fisher says Boxer properties, the owner of the office building where her shop is located at 2600 South Loop, rents out their parking lot in the afternoon; typically beginning at 4 p.m. to rodeo attendees. That leaves her clients looking for a space.
Fisher says, "When I take a lunch break, they want to charge me money to get into the building I pay rent."
Sam Roberts has operated Epic Tax services at 2600 for 20 years. He's had enough of losing customers because he says there is no where to park.
Roberts says, "Rodeo patrons shouldn't have to park on this lot."
Roberts says the tax season coincides with the rodeo and most of his clients arrive after five in the afternoon.
He says that by that time, the contractors who take over the parking lot at 2600 S. Loop West are charging.
Roberts says, "This is three weeks of rodeo and it will hurt our business."
Twenty-six businesses in office building 2600 signed a petition asking Boxer property to give them their parking spaces back, we went to the rental office to try and get some answers.
Isiah: "We're talking with some of your clients who have signed a petition because of parking."
Manager: "You'll have to go to our corporate office."
In the meantime, Fisher and Roberts say management has ignored them for years now.
They're considering their options, including potential legal action for interfering with their livelihood.
We made a call to the corporate office at Boxer Properties, but we have yet to get a return call.