The move is the first success in the association's four-month-old effort to revitalize the business district, he said.
The $50-a-month lease agreement will make about 45 spaces at the train station available for public use by patrons of local businesses from 6:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily, and all day on weekends, said SEPTA spokeswoman Terry Sawishin.
Currently, only permit parking and daily-fee parking is available at the location, she said.
In the past, merchants have dealt with limited parking by threatening to tow patrons of neighboring businesses.
"They posted signs warning non-customers that they would be towed if they parked and didn't shop," said DiDomenico. "What we've been able to do is provide a more user-friendly Berwyn."
Benefactors of the additional spaces will primarily be the patrons of the antique stores and other businesses around the stretch of Lancaster Avenue near the train station.
"Parking has always been a problem to the businesses here," said Berwyn postmaster Sue Cromwell. "There's limited parking out front."
Others, though, feel the additional parking space will be nice, but not necessary.
"It doesn't help me too much," said Willetta Maiale, owner of Paoli Fabric. "I'm not open at night, and on the weekends, the post office closes at 11:30 a.m."