A popular Binghamton business is taking steps to make parking more convenient for its customers.

A parking lot is planned for this site after the existing building is demolished. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The operators of the Old Union Hotel on Clinton Street have acquired two properties located just west of the business.

The First Ward establishment opened a few years ago after the historic building was renovated.

Parking had become increasingly difficult with customers seeking spaces on some of the narrow side streets near the business.

An old two-family house at the corner of Clinton Street and Colfax Avenue is to be torn down for a parking lot for the Old Union.

For now, customers are able to park in a lot next to a building that had housed Cleveland Plant and Flower Company. There's no word on what the Old Union Hotel owners plan to do with the former Cleveland Plant building.

A new outdoor seating area at the Old Union Hotel. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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