Noise face off: Guanabana's v. neighborhood

By Peter Schaller - email
Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

JUPITER, FL (WFLX) - The noise battle going on in Jupiter quieted for awhile, but this week, it's about to get loud again. Guanabana's is now handing out flyers to their customers whichs spells out their campaign to bring back the music.

The signs actually quotes the current town ordinance that says it is unlawful to use any outdoor sound amplification device between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. That really goes to the heart of this battle between Guanabana's and their neighbors.

Some of those people living nearby are up in arms over the noise coming from the restaurant that set up shop last year in Jupiter's up and coming Inlet Village District.

Town officials will be out measuring the noise outside of the restaurant Monday while a band is playing. And the whole neighborhood will be listening in to 'hear' what happens.

"Just keep the noise down at night," said resident Paul Bohl. "They have a good restaurant, and they want to keep people there later, and the way to keep people there is music, noise and booze."

"We have to coexist. The people that want peace and quiet and choose to live here have to understand that thousands of people want to enjoy here," said restaurant manager John Zimmerman.

The tests outside the restaurant will happen Monday afternoon. The findings from that test will be presented to the Jupiter Community Redevelopment Agency on October 14.

The restaurant hopes to get an ordinance through that lets them play their music into the night in this part of town.