08/14/2010Provided by Citysearch -
It may be nice for people driving in from the suburbs. For people who live in Tremont and the Warehouse District, it's not. You can't shut out the noise. If you're trying to work or to sleep, forget it. There's a real zoning conflict here.
During the summer, the schedule of people who live within a radius of about a mile has to conform to the Nautica's schedule. Tired after a string of 14-hour workdays and looking forward to going home early and just crashing? You have to hope there's no Nautica concert. You get up early on a Saturday morning to try to get some work done on your laptop? Well, practice for that evening's concert starts as early as 10 am, and evidently the musicians feel they need to practice with the amps turned up.
If Cleveland is serious about attracting people to move downtown to live, it's going to have to reconcile that wish with the Nautica's insistence on having the run of the neighborhood.