I am definitely a classical music lover. I subscribe to the Philadelphia Orchestra, the family concerts, and the chamber music series. However, I feel that the objections to the outdoor music at the Jamaican Jerk Hut by residents of Symphony House and other nearby buildings are very much out of line ("Disharmony on Avenue of the Arts," Friday). This business was operating for many years before the Symphony House was built. The complaints remind me of the people who purchase a new home near railroad tracks, or a busy shopping area, and then complain about the noise or the traffic. Did you do your homework before buying into a beautiful, luxurious complex?
It is grossly unfair to require the owner of the Jerk Hut to spend thousands of dollars defending her right to conduct a business for which zoning rights were approved in July. According to Annette John-Hall's column, Lisa Wilson has made offers to lower the music and stop it earlier in the evening.