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Dear PoP – Stores Blasting Music

by Prince Of Petworth April 2, 2010 at 11:30 am 47 Comments


“Dear PoP,

Have you ever been at the South-East corner of the 7th and Florida NW intersection? The store there has a speaker on the building’s exterior. During rainstorms, they cover it with plastic. They blast music throughout the day, everyday except Sunday (I think). You should check it out.”


“Dear PoP,

There is a new boost mobile/check cashing/”metro fast pass” (?) selling place on Georgia Avenue between Jefferson and Kennedy that has been playing loud music outside their store for about the last week now. There is literally a stereo speaker sitting out on the sidewalk. I personally am annoyed by it because I don’t want to hear that particular genre of music at 8:00 in the morning on my way to the bus stop. Also, is this kind of thing even allowed? Am I over-reacting and this is really a good way to help build community on a street where a lot of people were afraid to do so? (This is a door or two down from the La Casa de Morata liquor store shooting this past winter.)”

Well I’ve had some interesting experiences at 7th and Florida. Personally I dig it. Granted I just walk by it from time to time and don’t go too early in the morning. But I honestly think it adds some flavor to the streets. I think it would be annoying if every store did it but just I few I sorta love. I especially enjoy walking up Georgia Ave and hearing Spanish music blaring out of some bodegas. Like I said to me it adds a bit of flavor. What do you guys think?


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