Lorelei Cropley, a resident of Faubourg Marigny, said she and other residents are prepared to fight illegal music at Mimi’s and take it all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. She said:
“We will pursue the injunction we have already filed to prevent violation of the city’s zoning and noise ordinances.
“We refuse to let this be open season on our neighborhoods and our laws.
“It is the role of city government to intervene and protect good neighbors who are being harmed by the intentional flouting of laws and regulations established to create a functioning community. Mimi’s seeks a live entertainment permit in an area which strictly forbids it.
“Lack of enforcement of existing zoning and quality of life laws fosters an impression to the businesses and patrons coming into this neighborhood that anything goes here, that politics is above reason and the law, and that there will be no consequences for illegal actions.
“We have documented the noise violations of this nuisance bar and it is clear Mimi’s has never attempted to be a good neighbor. This venue has repeatedly said they would blast music to move us out of our houses, which is why we are spurred to action.”