Sometimes when I see your name, I think it says Spaghetti Lee - you know, like that guy in Rush.
That would explain the weird website blog. I just wanted restaurant hours and a menu. I may have misread the sign out front, but I thought it said dinner hours start at 8 p.m.?
Anyway, yeah it sucks to not get sleep at night, but sometimes you gotta pay the price for living right in the middle of the city on a fairly busy intersection. I doubt it was all farmland when the residents moved in.
So I'm left asking: Where is the accountability on the part of the condo builders & sellers in all this?
Why are developers allowed to save money by skimping on soundproofing for their units without having to disclose that information to potential buyers?
I’d like to see a simple requirement to that effect be included in all this debate.
If the exterior walls of a new condo unit are only rated for 50 db sound blocking and the condo has been built in a mixed commercial/residential area were the legally acceptable sound level mandated under law is 70 db, doesn’t the onus fall upon the developer to inform potential buyers of this before they take a dime of their money?
And I think new condo buyers in commercial areas should have to sign off -- acknowledging that they’ve been informed by the seller of the sound ratings for their unit relative to the legal noise level permitted for the neighborhood -- and that buy purchasing the condo they have willing chosen to accept those levels of noise.
Anyone ever heard of “responsibility” and “accountability”?
Or do those things only apply to the clubs and not to Nickel's friends; the rich developers?
The problem is, was and will be the am/pm across the street. Why? I don't know...
um... there was a shooting right there a bit over a year ago - just before waid's opened. (i live a few blocks away... i keep track of these things.) now are they going to say it happened b/c the site was *about to become* a nightclub?
waid's is one of the most non-shoot-em-up bars in town. it'd be like hearing of a shooting at the tractor.
I really don't get this. That neighborhood has been sketchy for as long as I remember. Since Waid's appeared there are often friendly looking people outside. It seems like a decent restaurant / nightclub can do nothing but improve the area.
And not to get all music-profily or anything, but they have a goddamn blues dancing night there. When is the last time y'all have heard of a bluesdancing party getting out of hand and turning violent.
Also, the food is damn good.
What's a "Hatian" lounge? Do you have to wear a brim to go inside?
Haitian music isn't exactly known for its booming bass. Either the neighbors are full of shit or a Haitian lounge is inexplicably not playing kompa.
As to the comment @3, where are the condos in that area? I haven't been down there for a while, but I recall mostly houses, not apartment buildings.
Mike Webb is alive?
I'm in this neighborhood a LOT, as my Seattle office and business partner's house is just a block away. It has ALWAYS been a little sketchy. God bless the Ethiopian businesses, but they are a focal point for the Ethiopian community, and us Americans just eat there, pretty much. I've met Waid once, but I can tell he's made a concerted effort to create a friendly, broad-based, community-making place. He also did a lot of noise-limiting renovations at his own expense after moving in, for the neighbors' benefit. Yeah, he has music. And the yards of the houses behind him back up to his fence, and that probably sucks. But he's obeying the law, and one of the prices of buying a house in center of the city is that it's noisy sometimes. I've been sleeping with earplugs since I moved to Mexico last fall. Noise is part of living around people and if you try to extinguish it you will inevitably be extinguishing some of the life that brings it on. It would be very bad for this neighborhood if Waid's went away - I am certain that what replaced it would be inferior. The shooting isn't the issue, and anyone familiar with the neighborhood knows it. It's the noise. Folks on Barclay Court should realize a mix of uses is what makes a city vital, buy some earplugs, go over to Waid's and see what a good vibe it is, and be neighbors.
Buy some earplugs? Good freaking god.
Here's the thing. Earplugs do not not block bass. Let me repeat that.
Earplugs do not block bass.
Did you catch that? Or were you too busy seeing a good vibe?
Maybe you think crazy neighbors band together to pursue conspiracies against Ethiopian nightclubs. I don't know. There are weirder ideas floating around. But you know, those are the kinds of ideas that sane people, say, people who have jobs and have to work in the morning and don't want to wear industrial headset to bed, tend to hold. But just groove on, my man, groove on.
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