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Neighbors voice concerns over restaurant's noise

One woman said the music coming from Parlour is loud enough to shake some of her neighbor's windows.

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Some Jeffersonville, Indiana homeowners say they have a problem with the Parlour.

"We've been putting up with this abuse for three years now," said Mary Jo Carrico.

She says the music coming from the downtown restaurant is loud enough to shake some of her neighbor's windows. She's called police and reached out to the mayor, but she says nothing's been done about it.

"Two weeks ago, it was so loud I could hear it and it disturbed me and I'm thinking everybody walking on the bridge is hearing it. They are in a residential neighborhood and they don't need to be blaring it," she said.

There may be a compromise. Parlour's general manager says there won't be any live music during the summer in part because of Carrico's concerns.

In a statement, the restaurant says, "We have no desire to upset anyone in our community but we do have an obligation to our guest to give them the best experience they can have when they walk through our doors."

Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore says the restaurant is compliant. "They have compromised on some events and shut down things a little early. Not because they were violating any city laws, but just because they were trying to be good neighbors," said Mayor Moore.

Mayor Moore says he supports the restaurant - it's part of what he calls positive change for downtown from the nearby park to the Big Four Bridge expansion. "I wish everybody would just take a moment and look around the city and realize how lucky we are," he told WHAS11.

Carrico plans to ask city council members to revise the current noise ordinance at its next meeting, or at least enforce it. But so far, she says her complaints have fallen on deaf ears.

"I asked them two years ago what is going on with the noise. I asked the mayor what is going on with this noise. Nobody has answered. So, I am going to have to go to them and tell them they need to be held accountable," she said.

The Parlour's full statement, from General Manager Adam Greene:

"Here at Parlour we strive to be the best neighbors that we can be. We appreciate our neighbors and the community that we serve day in day out. We have no desire to upset anyone in our community but we do have an obligation to our guest to give them the best experience they can have when they walk through our doors. We have tried our very best to accommodate everyone but unfortunately that's proven to be difficult, even know we have been compliant every time the police have been called. We will continue to serve the people of Jeffersonville amazing food and an awesome experience."

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