I live on Summit Street. I have lived here for more than five years. I moved in at the time the bar behind me was the Uncle Butters. It closed and it became the Dive Bar. They had very loud music late at night. I called the city council-at-large representative and the director of safety services. The Dive Bar was sold and changed to the new Two Hype Bar. Myself and several other people who reside in the surrounding community have complained about the volume and times of this issue. They refer to the zoning limits, stating the volume can go to 85 decibels. Tests have shown that this volume level can and will damage the human eardrum. "Noise nuisances" 509.09 (3) city code. The Powerhouse Bar has speakers outside and have had neighbors complain about their loud music. Out of respect to the community, the bar owner turns down the outside speakers at 10 p.m. The Two Hype Bar normally turns on/up their outside speaker around 10 p.m. and lasts until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m.
I have tried to compromise or come to some kind of agreement with the bar owners, but it only lasts for a short length of time, and then it gets back to square one. The Two Hype Bar places their very large speaker outside their patio and face it toward the houses on Summit Street. There are times their music can be heard very clearly at the intersections of Atlantic Street and North Park, over by the library on Mahoning Avenue, on Mahoning Avenue and North Street S.W. There have been times when I have placed a cup of water on my slate pool table on my concrete basement floor and still can see the cup of water vibrating from the loud music. I have found by my fences used condoms, bullets, hypodermic needles and plenty of trash.
A police officer stated that it has been an alcohol establishment for more than 30 years. That building was built in 1938. My home was built in 1900 and has been a family dwelling to this day. The bar has a head count of 137, as I was told by the fire department. Do the math: 12-14 cars at the corner lot of Summit Street and Mahoning, the lot north of that has 3 1/2 dozen, 1 1/2 dozen at 960 Quick Shop parking lot, on average 40 plus cars on Atlantic Street between Mahoning and Prospect, and four to five dozen at Blooms parking lot. Now mind you, it averages 2-3 people per car. Let's say there are 165 cars times two people, which equals 330 people. If times three, it equals 495. Where does the line get drawn? Safety or the buddy system?
City code states no parking on the street, sidewalks or grassy areas in between. Why are there no parking tickets issued?