noise ordinance

Blackballed Moto: Did 'biker bar' hunches doom Saloon?
Published on Oct 9th, 2012
88 comments Across the street from one of the more quiet businesses in town, tombstone retailer W. A. Hartman Memorials on East Market Street, a neighborhood kerfuffle over music came to an end recently when...
Unanimous vote: City Council lowers nighttime noise law to 55dB
Published on Aug 16th, 2010
39 comments Bel Rio, 8am, August 17: quiet for now. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Just five months after lowering the limit from 75 to 65 decibels, City Council voted unanimously Monday to lower the late-night noise...
Baldi watch: Bel Rio owner's absence prompts media scramble
Published on Jul 27th, 2010
32 comments Bel Rio owner Jim Baldi FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Since the Hook first reported last week on the mysterious disappearance of Bel Rio owner James K. Baldi, local reporters have busily dug up new...
Landlord gives Bel Rio a thumping of its own
Published on Jul 16th, 2010
28 comments The view from inside Bel Rio. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER After a persistent controversy over its musical volume and allegations of late-night rock-and-roll bass thumping disturbing the sleep of...
Council approves 65dB noise ordinance
Published on Mar 1st, 2010
30 comments Despite pleas from several music-lovers that it might kill a burgeoning part of the Charlottesville music scene, City Council voted 5-0 Monday night to create a new ordinance to ban amplified evening...
Restaurants rising: Up in arms over Tolbert's noise law
Published on Feb 17th, 2010
195 comments The view from Bel Rio, home to much of the commotion. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Charlottesville restaurants–- already hammered by chilly wintertime sales, zealous alcohol rules, and a nine-...
Drumroll, please: Group exiled until Council acts
Published on Jul 10th, 2009
11 comments William "Whit" Whitten hopes a "common ground" can be reached between drumming fans and foes. PHOTO BY CAMERON FELLER When City Council cast a dragnet just last year to end amplified music on the...
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