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Noise pollution or music to your ears?

Original post made by Music Lover but..., Downtown North, on Jan 20, 2013

While picking up pastries this morning at Paris Baguette I couldn't help but notice loud, piped-in (piped-out?) music filling the Downtown air. It was coming from speakers outside the Cheesecake Factory - I suppose to entertain outside diners (non-existent at 11 am).

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Posted by Peace, Please!
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Jan 21, 2013 at 5:15 am

Agreed. I really dislike the public music piped out into our streets everywhere! Some peace, please! Honestly, I usually just leave wherever the piped music is rather than stay and subject myself to it, whether indoors or out. This means I don't buy what I might have otherwise, and leave grumpy.

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Posted by Chris Zaharias
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 21, 2013 at 9:52 am

I like pastries from the Sunday California Ave farmer's market far better than Paris Baguette (which I've not enjoyed both times I've tried it). Just sayin'

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Posted by Parisienne
a resident of Gunn High School
on Jan 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Paris Baguette has a misleading name. The pastries are not very good by any standard. The food is mostly Asian anyway, and should not use a European name to mislead. This is false advertising.

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Posted by s
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 24, 2013 at 5:10 am

Yes its horrible.
If you like music then you will hate muzak. Music obliterates all other things for me. So bad music is like torture. It renders me unable to function or think. And they should not do that with the downtown real estate. I will never go in that place or now even near it!

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