Change is difficult, especially when there are people who aren’t happy with it. And, probably also especially if you’re just trying to do something new and different.
So, this new store in Nazareth plays music during its hours of operation. Some neighbors of the store (which is in the business district) are all mad about the music and just want some peace and quiet and are freaking out and can’t focus and omg they may all die.
And while I get both sides of this story, both of them seem to be a bit.. well… it sounds like there may be a throw down in the future…
The music that emanates from 1940s-inspired “All Gussied Up On Main” is receiving mixed reviews.
Some residents who live in the business district find the music too loud and distracting, while borough officials believe Kelly Pettis-Brush’s business is a breath of fresh air.
“I can hear her music all throughout my house and through the kitchen,” complained Sheria Wells duringNazareth Borough Council’smeeting Monday night. “I understand that [Pettis-Brush] has a right to play music, but it should be at a peaceful level. Patrons should be able to hear it when walking in front of the store, not from down the street and in people’s homes.”
Define “peaceful” level. I KIND of doubt people can hear it all the way down the street. I haven’t heard this music, so, if you have, please enlighten me. It just seems like if it were THAT loud, the cops would be on hand at least once.
Now it gets juicy.
Pettis-Brush says she was “harassed” two weeks ago by the wife of a Nazareth Borough Council member. She did not name the councilman or his wife, but added that the woman entered her store and yelled at her customers.
“People often ask why Nazareth doesn’t have more businesses like mine and I hate to say it, but it is the people who live in the business district that chase the business owners away,” Pettis-Brush said. “The people of Nazareth should be happy and proud to have a store like mine in our town, but instead they complain about the classy music I have playing 22 hours a week.”
Wells, who lives on S. Main Street, said she has a disability and can’t focus “in any part of [her] house.”
“It puts me behind in my schoolwork, having to study in the middle of the night,” she said. SOURCE: The Nazareth Patch
Not sure if going the whole “they should be happy I’m here” route is the best, but, you can’t really knock her for thinking it.
There have to be some people out there who know much more about this than me so, is this lady too loud or is the neighbor lady too sensitive?