Loca Luna to Address Community Concerns
Owners plan to put up signs, offer valet service
After months of contentious conversations about noise and safety concerns at , owners announced plans Monday to address community complaints.
Leigh Davis Turner, who spoke at the neighborhood planning unit meeting Monday on behalf of the restaurant owner, said owners plan to post signage around the restaurant to remind patrons to respect the community that surrounds the restaurant and bar.
Owners also plan to hold regularly scheduled training meetings with security staff to talk about noise concerns and offer valet service to residents on the west side of Amsterdam Avenue that are “more impacted by the traffic and parking,” she said.
She said the valet service would only be available to residents having small gatherings and unavailable to neighbors that simply failed to find parking.
This plan is “a result of the community meeting in late October,” she said, where Amsterdam Avenue residents and Amsterdam Walk business owners met with Loca Luna owners about noise, crime and parking issues, among other concerns.
Turner also said owners will "periodically apply for a temporary lane closure permits during peak times in order to deter the general public from parking on both sides of the street and creating a bottle-neck."
Residents at the meeting Monday night said they would like to see another community meeting held before the summer, and Turner said she would suggest holding another meeting in the spring.