FRANCES J. HARVEY
Problems are nothing to lose sleep over
We've lived at this address for 20 years and haven't had any real problems with being just around the corner from The Mix ("Montrose residents complain about bar," Aug. 29).
We hear the occasional car door closing, but nothing to lose sleep over. We live behind a retirement residence and have a lot of people park their cars on our street to go to work or visit people living there. Before the street remodel, workers used to eat in their car and throw the trash on the street or empty their cigarette ashtray on the street. We have no control over things that other people do, maybe just making people aware of circumstances help. There's a church up the way and a youth or Armenian center on Honolulu Avenue that draws a lot of people and sometimes there is more noise or activity than normal.
We purchase our homes knowing what is around us and accept it, or we don't move there.
The Mix has been there for around 30 years and I think it's unfair to want to close it down. It's up to the owners to be responsible for what goes on inside the establishment, they have no control over what happens outside. There are signs around and the consideration of the neighbors should help the situation.
Not the quietest spot on a Tuesday night
I am writing in response to several letters that have appeared in your paper concerning The Mix and its impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
I live in the affected area and I can tell you that most of those writing in do not.
To be even one block away is like being in another country. Screeching tires at 2 in the morning, beer bottles and used condoms in my yard and extremely loud patrons and music do indeed affect my quality of life negatively.
Those who don't believe this is happening need only look at the recent police reports of arrests for urination and public intoxication in this area.
If you need more proof, come see for yourself. Bring a tent and camp out on the corner of Roselawn and Sycamore avenues on a Tuesday night.
But wear a raincoat — you might get wet.