Nightlife vs. Land of Nod
We are about to rent a house in a nice quiet neighborhood. Rentals in this area are scarce so we need to put an application and deposit in immediately..here is the rub. The house literally sit off of the parking lot for a Factory Stores of America mall. Fantastic we thought..we can walk with the kids in the stroller to the cute little mall. Well maybe not. On everyone's lawn in the quiet little neighborhood were signs.. stop the Hurricane! So I look it up when I got home. Club Owners want to buy the mall and turn it into a 19,000 square foot nightclub. 19,000! It will have 3 bars and beach theme dance floor, a 12 foot volcano, a karaoke bar with backup singers and costumes and call fit up to 1500 people nightly until 2 am. HHHmmm. Now the club owners claim that they are geared for an older crowd..no hip hop is played. That it is all 70's and 80's music. 19,000 sq ft?
Across from our current house we have a cute little bar maybe 2000 sq ft..the Regal Beagle. No noise but plenty of squealing tires and people driving across a major street to park in our neighborhood to make out and occasionally smoke pot. The neighborhood has had vehicles broken into and/or stolen.
The new neighborhood..there is no way to get to it without almost circling what will become a mega club. Plus the neighborhood is on the parking lot. no major street to buffer the noise, traffic and possible crime? And we have two children under 4. And three vehicles and only a 2 car garage. So at least one car will be outside all the time. What would you do? Would you live across from a mega club? Here is a satalite view..see where it says homes..see where is says 19,000 sq ft nightclub? HHHmmmm