Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Mayor Perkins Can't Sleep At Night In Center Pointe Because Greene Street Club Has Roof Top Parties
UPDATE: Greensboro City Council PUNTS on the issue and needs more time to discuss the issue till the March 2012 meeting of council
34. Ordinance amending Chapter 18 of the Greensboro Code of Ordinances with respect to Offenses and Miscellaneous provisions – prohibit outdoor amplified noise.
The Greensboro City Council on February 7, 2012 is requested to adopt a text amendment which prohibits businesses from conducting private or public entertainment during the hours from 11:00pm to 7:00am daily where amplified music, voice, sounds and noise emanate from the building where the entertaimnent is being held.
Background on this issue is certain businesses conducting entertainment with amplified music or sound have caused citizen complaints of the level of noise coming from the busineses during hours when people normally sleep or rest, and the sound levels from the entertainments are disturbing and interfering with the sleep or rest of these citizens. the present noise ordinance is presently insufficient to permit effective enforcement and prevent the disturbance or interference of this amplified sound with the sleep or rest of these citizens, and therefore additional regulation is necessary for the purposes of their health, safety and welfare.
The Greensboro Code of Ordinances section 18-50 may be amended to add this to the ordinance" Time Restriction. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to make, permit, continue, cause to be made, or to create any noise set out in 18-50 from 11:00pm - 7:00am.
Who are the citizen complaints coming from?
My guess is that it looks like since the new Mayor of Greensboro Robbie Perkins moved into his new pad at the downtown Center Pointe, he's not getting much sleep because of a certain club which has Roof Top Parties and a heated outdoor tent at Greene Street Club.
The Greene Street Club on Fridays opens at 10:00pm and promotes having a heated roof top deck to listen to DJ Deluxe play Hip Hop and top 40.
On Saturday Night Greene Street promotes having Greensboro's largest Roof Top Bar, which opens at 10:00pm.
If they pass this new ordinance,Greene Street will only be allowed to play music for one hour on their Roof Top.
Just this past week the Greensboro News and Record reported on temporary tents not in compliance CLICKHERE
in the report the Greene Street Club manager had this to say
"Greene Street Club manager Grady Green said discovery of the ordinance has cost the club and its staff thousands of dollars. As was the case with Sherwood, the business got city approval to raise a tent for 180 days.
The tent, which for the past five years has stood from late October to April, lets the club operate a rooftop bar and dance area.
Green said that sales last week were $12,000 below the weekly average because the club wasn’t allowed to serve customers under the tent, which remains up.
It also meant his bartending staff lost a total of 20 shifts.
“In a sense, that’s 20 jobs lost, not including security, cleanup, the DJ, and whatnot,” Green said.
Green estimated the business could lose $40,000 to $50,000 a month.
The city loses money too, he said, because it receives less tax income from alcohol purchased by the club.
As of Friday, Green said the club was working with city officials to build a permanent covering over the area."
Now Greene Street has more to worry about than just an outdoor tent, but also not playing any music 1 hour after their rooftop club opens.
The club manager is saying this is costing them jobs and tax money for the city, and now let's see if the neighbors at Center Pointe really want to shut the place down for good with this ordinance.
This agenda item may have Mayor Perkins, who at last check is the real estate broker for Center Pointe, and local developer Roy Carroll who owns the taxpayer subsidised Center Pointe and occupies the top two floors, written all over it.