While construction workers removed the boards that had covered the exterior of the new and improved Vision nightclub yesterday, about two dozen disgruntled neighborhood residents voiced their opposition to the club at a neighborhood planning meeting.
At the meeting, the club owners and attorneys outlined their plans for the new Vision nightclub and Lounge, which is about 95% completed. The residents, all white, were opposed to the new club that draws a mostly hip, urban crowd.
Much time and money has gone into making the new Vision the jewel of the South in terms of nightlife. The interior of the old Cotton Club and several storefronts were gutted a year and a half ago to make way for the new club. Those who have seen the inside (including myself) agree that it was worth the wait!
So if all goes well, the new Vision Nightclub and Lounge will open as planned on Labor Day at its new location at the corner of Peachtree and 11th streets.
Attorney DeWayne Martin, who represents the club's owners, said the new club will abide by all noise ordinances. “We will do everything we can to be a good neighbor,” he said.
Martin called the opposition to the club "curious," while noting that there are other clubs -- such as Opera -- which operates in the same area, and no one seems to have a problem with the unruly crowds that those clubs draw.
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