Pokemon Go craze increasing Ballast Point restaurant business & parking problems

Posted at 5:19 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 17:22:52-04

The Pokemon Go craze in Ballast Point is still in full swing. People who play the game love it, but some fishermen don't.

The main complaint is a lack of parking. Fishermen said they can no longer find parking spots easily and are forced to carry their gear a far distance.

Taste of Boston, a restaurant near the pier, has seen a 30 to 40 percent increase in their business this July over last July. The owner said they had heard of flyers advocating against eating at their restaurant, blaming the restaurant for calling police. The owner said the restaurant had nothing to do with any calls to authorities.

Tampa Police have requested to have Ballast Point removed from the list of "Pokestops" but have yet to hear back from Pokemon Go's creators.