Protect Pittsburgh Music History – Keep James Street Gastropub OPEN

  • by: Adam Heald
  • target: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, PLCB
James Street has been a monumental hub for jazz music in Pittsburgh since Prohibition. Its work promoting great music and a space for great musicians to perform is an incredible blessing to this city and its music scene. For some time now James Street has been struggling with noise complaint issues from local residents.

For over a year now the venue has gone through numerous soundproofing renovations to help the issue. The owners have respectfully complied with all complaints and worked on a possible solution to fix the problem. The issue has gone on for so long unresolved that the owners of James Street no longer want to fight it and say they “feel unwelcome” in the neighborhood. This is a sad sad thing to hear from a place that has been apart of this community since 1898!

The City of Pittsburgh and Mayor Bill Peduto need to do something about this and help keep this gem of a place open for business to continue a true tradition of jazz music and to keep its history alive and strong in this city. James Street is a model of history, great music, equality, and community. Pittsburgh and the Mayor both know that it is not a nuisance bar and should fight long it’s patrons and musicians to keep it going.

Sign this petition if you agree and want to help keep this place alive and thriving!
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