I just read the cover story on Current In Carmel on Detour restaurant talking about closing and what’s been going on. If any of you readers have read my articles, you can see I have not been happy with how the city does events and caters to outside merchants while the local merchants get put on the back burner and have lost income.
These events still happen even though we “complain.” But we expect it now because that’s what the District was built for. This is a business district, and I would think people moving in would know it might be a little noisy sometimes. I always cracked up laughing when I heard the people who moved into the neighborhood by the Indiana Gun Club complain about gun fire.
If this was a constant, I would be upset, but not to expect noise down here on a weekend is a little silly. I feel for the residents because I don’t like noise either at certain times, but the city and Detour should come to an agreement on a couple events. They were asked to move here, and I’m sure the city knew they wanted to do outdoor entertainment. Detour brings more business here than any of the galleries, and I’m sorry – that’s not a shot at the galleries, but I have been on this street 12 years and watch what happens.
This, “We don’t want it like Broad Ripple” attitude is not worth entertaining because if the riff raff ever shows up in Carmel starting trouble, I am confident the Carmel Police will take care of it. If Detour goes, it will be even more of an empty district and might make people think we are failing here. Maybe if they’d lower the rent around here more business could afford to come and to stay.