A survey has revealed nearly 85% of business owners are against Bristol's latest residents' parking zone which comes into effect on Monday.
Around a third of respondents also said the Clifton Village scheme has already led them to quit the area or was likely to.
Spencer Buck, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Taxi Studio, will be moving his 30 employees out of Clifton before the summer.
But Mayor George Ferguson, who is responsible for implementing the schemes across Bristol, today insisted feedback from other areas has been positive.
The issue is set for a stormy debate at Bristol City Council next Tuesday when campaigners will challenge the legality of the entire idea.