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Centro restaurants to invest in soundproofing

Although the restaurants that operate in the Historic Center haven't been snagged in the ongoing kerfuffle over noise, 25 of them are investing in soundproofing.

Protect investors with a zoning plan in Mérida, Canaco leader says

Where a machine shop can legally operate next to a restaurant, investors hesitate to write checks.

Musicians’ union official links noise crackdown with cranky expats

Foreigners who don't like hearing music blaring from a nightclub in their neighborhood should return to their home country, said Miguel Ángel Martínez Ancona, general secretary of a musicians' union.

Rooftop nightclubs anger neighbors in San Ramón Norte

North of the Centro, residents have their own battle with noisy bars, which opened in the last six months on the roof of an eight-story complex.

Mérida’s noise revisions remain under review; vote may take weeks

Noise regulations in Mérida aren't as imminent as earlier indicated and are still going through various channels before reaching a vote.

3 Playa del Carmen bars suspended after hotels complain about excessive...

Three party bars have been forced to suspend operations under a citywide noise crackdown similar to Mérida's.

Quinta Avenida noise crackdown in Playa del Carmen

A noise crackdown on bars and club Quinta Avenida, or Fifth Avenue, has revealed tensions between nightclubs and the hotels who house many of their patrons.

Victory dance premature, say Centro noise busters

Not so fast, Centro dwellers. It's not time to sleep just yet.

Live music in Mérida ends before midnight under imminent noise regulations

The City Council announced Thursday an imminent ban on live music after 11:30 p.m. The measure is expected to be law within days.

Tighter noise regulations predicted this week in Mérida

City Hall is finalizing details of its new noise regulations, which could be approved sometime this week, said a local councilman.

La Fundacíon Mezcalería closed, accused of exceeding noise levels

La Fundacíon Mezcalería, a hipster cantina that was among the first of its kind in Mérida, closed Friday night or early Saturday when the Ministry of Health and state police shut it down for noise violations.

Prominent speakers add credence to anti-noise campaign

A press conference on Wednesday brought out reporters from most major local media, bringing awareness to a growing campaign against illegal and excessive after-hours nightclub noise in the Centro.

15 noisy night spots warned to turn down the volume

Fifteen bars and restaurants in the Centro Histórico are on notice for noise offenses, members of the Urban Development Commission told Milenio Novedades.

City shuts another night spot, citing safety violations

Another nightclub was shut down after city authorities said it was in violation of Municipal Civil Protection regulations.

Centro’s noise problems will be resolved before September, city official promises

The city's director of tourism and economic promotion has joined the chorus of those demanding that restaurants and bar turn down their music.

Dinner in the park? New regulations could threaten café seating

The leader of the city's restaurant trade group expressed concern that new regulations could affect restaurants that have been expanded into public parks.

Teen party rocks the Peón Contreras; city shuts 2 downtown bars

In the middle of the noise conflict between neighbors and bars in the Centro Histórico, an unlikely place was the source of blaring electronic music.

Canaco: Noise problems put tourist industry at risk

Nightclub noise isn't just a residential issue, it's bad for tourism, said the president of the local branch of the Chamber of Commerce.

Angry residents protest nightclub noise in their once-peaceful neighborhoods

Banners hanging on more than 200 Centro houses represent a plea for peace and quiet that their streets were once known for.

Candidate for mayor promises to tackle noise complaints

A candidate hoping to reclaim his role as the city's mayor is acknowledging that noise is a problem in the Centro.

Candidate sides with sleepless residents; deadline set for action

Residents frustrated by businesses that illegally flood their neighborhoods with noise have a friend in Olga Moguel, a cultural promoter, owner of the Amaro restaurant and cultural center as well as a candidate for political office.
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