We’ve given Valencia a lot of shit over the last couple years. Most recently, we’ve referred to it as “San Francisco’s premier boulevard of bullshit” amidst a “turbocharged tailspin into terrible.” Perhaps this isn’t totally fair. Take The Chapel: it’s nothing short of a neighborhood treasure—they consistently book solid acts across a range of genres, the prices aren’t ridiculous for a club, and the venue itself is solid.
However, Curbed reports that neighbors aren’t as stoked with the venue as we are:
Since the beginning of business operations, staff has received emails from neighbors with concerns about excessive noise and deliveries coming late at night. If the Planning Commission decides that they’re not in compliance, they can request that this project be scheduled for a public hearing again to modify the conditions or to revoke the approvals.
A Planning Commission memo states there are a “spectrum of issues” and that “noise complaints from neighbors indicate that there is excessive noise originating from a variety of sources including patron noise, amplified music, idling vehicle noise, and noise from employees on breaks.”
For a venue that’s been open for less than a year and a half, this certainly isn’t a good start. And with a preliminary hearing scheduled for tomorrow, let’s hope they can figure this out before it goes any further.