The Sound Emporium, our across-the-street neighbor, is a legendary studio, founded by Cowboy Jack Clement. Read about their history here. They've even been recognized by Metro's Historical Commission:
But they don't just have a historical presence - they are a working, modern recording venue that features the latest in audio recording technology and provides artists with a variety of spaces and studios to meet just about every need. Visit their website for more information.
Their business depends on giving artists access to their studios whenever they are ready to record, and we've encountered problems lately as some members of the parish have parked in their spaces during Mass. The studio can be booked any time of day, any day of the week, and they need their spaces to allow artists, musicians, technicians and support staff to get to the studios to do their job. It's critically important to Sound Emporium and the artists they host to make full use of their facilities, and they can't do that if members of our parish are parking in their lot.
The recent opening of Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint has only exacerbated the problem. We welcome them and their terrific food to the neighborhood, but we're now challenged a bit more with the parking situation. We're looking for creative solutions and welcome any good ideas.
We ask for your active cooperation in making sure the Sound Emporium can stay productive: please do not park in on their property.
Previous gentler appeals have not worked, and the folks at the Sound Emporium now have no option other than to tow away cars at the owner's expense that are parked there for purposes other than making great music in the studios. We urge you to be good neighbors and not to park on their property. And we offer you a friendly warning that if you are parked at their facility, you can expect to be towed. Please help us be good neighbors. Thank you!