Shady Park Tempe Set to Resume Operations After Dispute With Retirement Community
"This agreement will keep the music going for Shady Park's fans while letting surrounding residents get a good night's sleep."
After nearly two years mired in a bitter dispute with a retirement community, Shady Park Tempe will finally reopening its doors.
The popular dance music venue was temporarily closed during COVID-19 restrictions, but its planned reopening was halted due to a dispute with Mirabella, a 20-story senior living high-rise that opened across the street. The proprietors of Mirabella were concerned about the noise levels of Shady Park's events, according to local reports.
Now, Mirabella and Shady Park have released a joint statement announcing a resolution. Shady Park will reportedly implement enhanced sound-proofing measures at its venue, which will both preserve the ability to host concerts and reduce the impact of noise on the surrounding community. As a result, both parties are now seeking to dismiss the lawsuit.
"Our goal was a solution that worked for both parties," said Tom Dorough, Executive Director of Mirabella in a statement. "This agreement will keep the music going for Shady Park's fans while letting surrounding residents get a good night's sleep. It's a great result for the community and the City of Tempe."
"We're glad we were able to work with Mirabella to achieve this and look forward to welcoming everyone back to shows at Shady Park for years to come," added Shady Park's owner, Scott Price.
Shady Park will now begin working with the city of Tempe to acquire the necessary permits with the hopes of allowing the outdoor venue to resume operations as soon as possible. The return of Shady Park is a triumph for Arizona’s passionate electronic music faithful and marks a significant step towards organization's post-pandemic recovery.
Read the full statement below.
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