Residents: Downtown bar is a nuisance

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Residents of a downtown apartment community said a local bar has been driving them crazy lately with loud music and patrons "relieving" themselves on a building.

It is called The Bar and it is located in the 500 block of Jefferson.

The Commodore Perry Apartments and The Bar are right next to each other. Residents said the bar has not been a very good neighbor.

The Bar is one of downtown's newer establishments offering food, drinks and DJs, but some downtown residents said the bar is a nuisance.

"It sounded like a street festival. It was that loud," said Michael Mathews, a Commodore Perry resident.

Other residents agreed.

"It's hard to go to sleep," said Daisy Jennings.

"We've had virtually the entire building shaking at 3 o'clock in the morning," said Ian Thigpen.

These Commodore residents said last Friday and Saturday night, they could hear The Bar's music playing out into the street until nearly 2 a.m.

"I'm actually the farthest apartment away from where the noise is coming from, so I couldn't imagine for some people facing the same side that they're facing," said Mathews.

Other residents complained The Bar's patrons have left behind garbage, cigarette butts, urine and even feces in the alley the Commodore Perry and The Bar share.

"On our loading dock down here, where we have people come make deliveries and move into the apartment building, there was feces on the ground when we're moving in. It's unacceptable," said Thigpen.

Management at The Bar said they have no comment because the problems have not been brought to their attention.

Toledo Police said they have received minimal calls about The Bar.

Residents said they do not want to see the business shut down, but they would like to see some changes.

"The Commodore Perry, I think everyone tries to support downtown business as much as they can. I try to stay down here. If I can walk somewhere, I'm going to walk there. I think they're only hurting themselves with what they're doing," said Mathews.

"Hopefully he can either come to an understanding, and if not, unfortunately we'll have to move," said Jennings.

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