As a resident of Morenci and a tenant of an apartment downtown I can let you know that the music downtown is annoying for residents of the apartments. The never-ending holiday music was so loud the last couple years it made the season miserable for us. What about residents who work third shift? Multiple times we had to call the police station because the music was still playing past 10 p.m.
I hate to hear that the Chamber of Commerce is planning to play it all summer long, too. I can see how it may be nice for those of you who come downtown to do business and shop. But for those of us who can’t get away from it, it is maddening.
I really do not believe the music is going to increase shopping downtown, or boost morale. Maybe if it was limited to special occasions only, holidays, and Town and Country Festival weekend, it would be more welcoming. But the entire Christmas season was too long. I will be very disappointed if we have to listen to music all summer, as well.
– Stacey Wright
(former downtown apt tenant)
128 North St., Morenci