Harvey's Nightclub Causes Quite a Stir

By: Vanessa Nguyen Email
By: Vanessa Nguyen Email

Jackson County, Florida --

A Jackson County nightclub is causing quite a bit of commotion among neighbors in the community.

‘Harvey’s Nightclub’ is only open two nights a week, but that’s more than enough for some who complain about its noise levels.

One resident took her frustrations to Jackson County Commissioners on the morning of October 12, asking them to shut down the establishment. However, the club owner believes it’s just a misunderstanding.

"There's got to be something done!" says Deborah Epsey when she addressed Jackson County Commissioners about the club’s obnoxious noise levels.

"They have up on their sign, 'loud noise prohibited'...are they keeping the loud noise down? No! "I am coming to you, begging you, please close this place down!"

Epsey claims she can hear boom boxes and club music from her house, which is down at the other end of the street. Owner Granville Harvey says he has no control over what people do in their cars after they leave the club.

"That building is soundproof, only when you open the doors, the exit, noise come out, the way you come in, it's absolutely nowhere that that noise can come out, the noise is not even loud," says Harvey.

Harvey said he has done everything he can to please neighbors and does not want to be a nuisance.

"I have nothing to hide at that nightclub right there, inside or out."

Commissioners discussed the club’s enforcement of county ordinances briefly, but it appears it may have been a misunderstanding between both parties.

Epsey asked the commission not to intervene after the meeting and to allow her and Harvey to work it out as neighbors.

The county says it will still look into the issue.

Commissioners will meet again on October 26th.

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  • by wondering Location: tally on Oct 14, 2010 at 01:08 PM
    What kind of club is it?
  • by Anonymous Location: leon on Oct 14, 2010 at 08:33 AM
    HArvey or billybob a name is a name. The fact is the purpose is besides fun.OH YES FUN drugs,underage drinking, sex maybe alittle bit of fists flying and did I FORGET GUNS. MAYBE all this hasn't started yet give it time.
  • by Anon Location: Wakulla County on Oct 13, 2010 at 03:35 PM
    The owner's last name is Harvey, what do you expect? No matter if it is in a neighboring county to Wakulla, that surname "demands" respect and compliance by county leaders.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 13, 2010 at 11:51 AM
    Thier property value goes down. He gains financially but it at the homeowners expense. That is not right. I am all for business but he should have to financially compensate the homeowners for thier finacial losses in property value.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 13, 2010 at 10:53 AM
    The fact is that clubs serve a purpose. Young people (and some not so young) will seek these out and go no matter how far they have to go. I can understand how the noise would be a major issue, but this club owner is trying to satisfy the noise complaints and run a successful business. How many people have jobs because this club is open?
  • by JacksonCounty Location: JacksonCounty on Oct 13, 2010 at 09:21 AM
    Close down all Clubs in Jackson County. Dont allow no more in the area! We need positive thing for our future kids.
  • by Billy Bob on Oct 13, 2010 at 09:01 AM
    How come there are so many places that sell alcohol where the owners last name is Harvey?
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