I am a long time resident of Richmond and have lived on Caithcart Road most of my life.
Caithcart Road was a wonderful place to live until the Shark Club appeared in December 2009.
Our homes back onto the Sandman Signature Hotel. They acquired a dormant liquor license with the hotel purchase and then changed the quiet Japanese restaurant behind our homes into the Shark Club. This was done without any public input.
Booming noise from this night club has kept numerous families awake until 2 a.m. several nights per week.
City staff have finally come up with a proposed new noise bylaw. This will allow the Shark Club to create more noise than a residential neighbour.
There are two sets of rules, one for the noise a resident can make and a far more lenient set of rules coming from a commercial property.
We need a fair bylaw that addresses the noise, not gives a break to a nightclub that has no regard for its neighbours.
The proposed limit is set too high and will not stop the noise from traveling into our homes from the Shark Club.
R. Worden Richmond