The Irish House is piping down for now, it’s director of sales said yesterday after downtown residents complained musicians and revellers at the hospitality house kept them up at night.
Tania Richards said that with dozens of temporary venues scheduled to open when the Olympics start, the Irish House will be the least of anyone’s concerns.
“They’re expecting in the (Granville, Robson and Beatty area) 50,000 people,” said Richards.
For now, Irish House is doing its part to be a good neighbour at Seymour and Nelson streets.
“We’re going with smaller amplifier levels and smaller amplifiers,” Richards said. “We’ve redistributed some of our speakers and we’re looking at some Plexiglas options.”
Musical acts scheduled for the past two nights were cancelled as the changes were implemented.
“Honestly, it hurt the customer experience. We had more complaints from people inside saying, ‘Hey, turn up the music. Let’s go, we’re here to have a good time,’” Richards said.
“I encourage our neighbours to come down … for free and experience a little bit of what’s going on.”