The problem with Jacksonville is there are many people who want to live in a small town and want to keep Jacksonville a small town. The only way there will never be disturbed citizens by noise traffic or whatever is if we move all bars, restaurants and entertainment venues into the outlying areas maybe someplace like Cecil Field. Or suggestion number two, they could move to a suburb where there are no venues to worry about. It seems, as of late, every time someone wants to open a new restaurant or bar or whatever that has an impact on a handful of residents, there is a public outcry. (Park & King, Avondale and Southbank, which is nothing new. They have been complaining for years.) When I lived in Avondale I could hear the Robert E Lee band and even the kids on football night. It was really loud. I loved it. I have lived closer to a couple of these areas and I accepted the noise because I knew it was part of the fabric of the neighborhood. Also Orsay cars lined both sides of my street but it made me happy to know a thriving business was a block or so from my house. And a very NICE thriving business. There were others on the street that HATED it. Because of a car parked in front of your house on a public street? Give me a break.
Part of the problem with all this hysteria about these neighborhoods is twenty years ago or so Jacksonville was so stagnant that these problems didn't exist. Park & King was a derelict area trying to comeback, (I find a little noise and a lot of pretty decent people a little better than the male hustlers that used to roam the street every night). Avondale could depend on local business that were mostly non-restaurant to fill the store fronts. But as times have changed it seems that restaurants are the main staple that can survive for any period of time. I personally hate that real estate offices have taken a couple of sites that most Avondale residents will never use. Southbank residents have been complaining for as long as I can remember. They fought the amphitheater and won and now complain about 12 musical events a year at Metro. Sorry I don't feel sorry for you.
I agree with the person that posted move to a small town.
And Don Redman? He is the perfect person to keep Jacksonville small town. Please for the love of your city boot this guy out. I know it's awful to judge a person you have never met on their look and voice, but this guy is a humorless tool!