This was one of many frustrating things about being a tourist in Ohio (on foot). I’d walk to the grand, ornate entrance of an art museum built in the 1920s and have to walk around to the parking garage to get in.
(Being told a cup of water was $.25 at a fast food restaurant I’d just purchased items at a moment before is just icing on the cake, really)
Worse, if you try to walk into that parking garage through the closest entrance you will surely get run over since there's no mirrors to show drivers the sidewalk and zero pedestrian right of way.
This could be a failure of enforcement instead of planning. Often building plans get approved with two entrances. The “main” entrance faces the street and an auxiliary entrance faces the parking. Then some time later the tenant of the building decides that it costs too much to staff both entries and closes one. This happened twice in my local shopping street. Both stores were chains. The city didn’t care to enforce that the street facing entries remain open for any significant amount of time.
The only viable solution to that mess of a shopping center is a bulldozer.
* compact bulldozers only
Does the entrance work in the parking garage, or do they just store it there, and you have to bring it back to the front in order to use it?
yeah, I thought you'd store cars in the parking garage, not entrances.