If you're headed to Westfield Century City mall today, it might be a good idea to bring some extra cash.
The mall officially dumps its three-hour free parking policy Friday and will start charging customers to use what is currently the only free parking structure in Century City.
Shoppers will pay $1 per hour for the first three hours, $1 for every 15 minutes after, and $24 for five or more hours. Mall-goers who show receipts for $250 or more spent that day will get free validated parking.
AMC customers will get the first three hours free and then pay a $4 flat rate for the fourth and fifth hour with validation. Gelson's will also validate.
The new fees are being implemented in part to help offset the cost of a new $30 million parking garage at the mall, according to a Westfield press release.
The mall has offered free parking since 1988, according to a Planning Commission report.
Many shoppers have told Patch they won't shop at the mall if parking rates increase. Will the new charges impact your shopping habits? Tell us in the comments section below.