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May 12, 2008

Charlotte's quiets down

Due to noise complaints, the folks at Charlotte's (1542 Light St.) are scaling back their live music lineup to only include acoustic music and jazz.

The complaints put the bar's liquor license in jeopardy, according to bartender Biff Baker.

"We have a very good relationship with almost all of our neighbors," he said.

"It's pretty disappointing. We were really starting to get some great bands in there." 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:18 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


that is a shame. i went there for the first time recently and was looking forward to going back!

Charlottes is great for catching up with a group of friends. When I went and they had a performance, I could not hear squat. I prefer it to be more low key.

Where do they do the performances at Charlottes? Someone told me that there is an upstairs there, but I have never seen it open.

Charlottes has an upstairs but it is just office space, so I am told. I think that they are doing the right thing by just keeping it just acoustic and jazz bands. TS was right in the fact that it was very loud in there with the bands. Charlottes has a great layout for a bar. They open at 5pm.

Yeah, the layout is ideal for a bar. You probally know the neighborhood residents better than anyone on here. Do you think the neighbohrood is going be receptive towards a venue with live entertainment?

There really is no parking over there, and for whatever reason, people don't like taking cabs in this town, and I think they like walking even less.

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