While picking up pastries this morning at Paris Baguette I couldn't help but notice loud, piped-in (piped-out?) music filling the Downtown air. It was coming from speakers outside the Cheesecake Factory - I suppose to entertain outside diners (non-existent at 11 am).
I truly love music of all types - but this just came across as loud, odd noise. I know and own that I've become sensitive (irritated) by the screens and audio ads everywhere and layers of music playing in dept. stores - but this caught me by surprise. It seemed so out of place to hear canned music blaring downtown. So I'm wondering (1) how other people feel about it, and (2) whether there are ordinances that address or guide businesses playing amplified sound outside their establishments.
Funny, I often choose to dine outdoors because it is often quieter than some of our restaurants. Borrowing from Dylan... my old road may be rapidly agin' and the times may be a-changin'.