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Neighbors upset over loud noise coming from BBQ joint

Is Archibald & Woodrow's BBQ a restaurant or a night club? That's the question a zoning board may answer tonight. Source: WBRC video Is Archibald & Woodrow's BBQ a restaurant or a night club? That's the question a zoning board may answer tonight. Source: WBRC video
Several neighbors have complained about loud music coming from the BBQ restaurant on weekends, but Archibald & Woodrow's lawyers say they have all the necessary permits for live entertainment. Source: WBRC video Several neighbors have complained about loud music coming from the BBQ restaurant on weekends, but Archibald & Woodrow's lawyers say they have all the necessary permits for live entertainment. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

A neighborhood is squaring off against a BBQ restaurant in Tuscaloosa. The neighbors say the popular Archibald and Woodrow's restaurant turns into a noisy club at night.

An attorney for Archibald and Woodrow's admit they have live entertainment several nights a week, but they also say they've got proper licenses from the city to operate.

Tonight, the Tuscaloosa zoning and adjustment board could confirm a zoning officer's recommendation the business is operating as a nightclub.

Justice Smyth, an attorney representing Archibald and Woodrow's, says it's a restaurant with a cabaret and liquor license that allows for live entertainment and serving alcohol.

He says police have never ticketed them for violating a noise ordinance.

"It may be that neighbors have decided, ‘We need to make a lot of calls and make a lot of complaints cause we just don't like this particular business, with these particular business owners within a football field or so from our neighborhood,'" Smyth said.

Neighbors claim noise coming from Archibald and Woodrow's BBQ makes them reach for earplugs rather than kiss the cook. Several folks in the Windsong South subdivision have had enough.

"We don't mind the restaurant. But we do mind a nightclub open till two in the morning that has 300 cars there every Thursday, Friday, Saturday night," Dr. Perry Churchill with the Windsong South Homeowners Association said.

The zoning meeting started around 5 p.m. Monday. Check back with this story for updates on their decision.

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