Neighbors split over music at family barbecue business

in Business/Entertainment

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – A WVLT investigation in response to an email sent to the newsroom has found that there is no citation against a Northwest Knox County business, despite calls from neighbors concerned about weekend music volume.

Owner Tony Kyle of Smash Mouth BBQ says he will watch to keep noise levels legal, but he plans on continuing to stay in business to support his family. The restaurant, which has a business and liquor license in good standing, serves barbecue and beer while hosting live music on its outdoor patio on the weekends.

“They say they get a call from a lady every Monday, so they come there and check then did the sound thing and just don’t see a problem,” said Kyle.

Jim Snowden is Senior Director of Knox County Engineering & Public Works, which oversees codes enforcement for the county.

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