FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- A local bakery is letting its customers know they're here to stay after a parking debate with the dentist next door.
The issue started a few weeks ago between Zinnia's Bakehouse and Summit City Smiles on State Boulevard.
For regulars, like Jama Smith, Zinnia's is like a second home.
"If it's not me, it's my husband, or one of us is bringing the kids in here," Smith said.
Krystal Vega has been baking since she was a kid. Her family bought the bakery back in 2013, and customers have loved their sweet treats since day one.
"I really wanted to do this for the rest of my life, and my family really encouraged me to do so," Vega said.
But their customers haven't known where to park since Summit City Smiles slapped a large sign over Zinnia's mural.
The dentist refused to comment on camera, but said they won't engage online, or in the media because it is a private business issue.
The mural is not the only sign being covered, though. On the side of the building there's a sign directing Zinnia's customers to go to the back, but there's a sign for Summit City Smiles back there, too.
"Technically we do have spaces back there, so that's why we didn't remove neither the sign behind our building, or the sign in the alley that's pointing to those parking spaces," Vega said.
She said no one has been towed, but customers have been given warnings on their cars not to park there.
Now the parking is up to lawyers, and Jama Smith has taken advertising into her own hands through social media. She's giving away a basket of goodies from Zinnia's to someone who posts a selfie on Facebook with #zinnialove.
It's how the business is working to show people they're here to stay.
"We're going to keep being here and doing what we do every single day, because this is what we love," Vega said.
Smith will draw a winner for her Facebook contest next week.
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