The River Oaks Revolt Continues
A massive parking garage has been built, a huge bookstore is set to replace the smaller one-story string of shops, and the River Oaks Theater remains more endangered than ever.
Now they have another thing to worry about: noise.
Residents have discovered, they say, that Weingarten is planning an open-air wine bar/patio near Shepherd that will be rented for private parties.
"Loud music and other noise will disturb the surrounding neighborhoods," says Stop Shepherd Noise, a group that has sprung up with a website.
They say Weingarten misled them about aspects of the development, and they'll calling for residents to attend a variance hearing December 18.
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