Norwalk officials consider capping noise level in SoNo

Some Norwalk business owners are gearing up for a debate over decibels as the city explores enacting stricter noise limits.



South Norwalk is one of the trendier areas of western Connecticut, with new bars and clubs opening regularly.



As a result of the added commotion, city leaders are now exploring lowering the legal noise level to 45 decibels at night. Violations could carry bigger fines, too.



Bars have been circulating a petition and are warning that more rules could mean fewer nightlife options.



Norwalk Common Council members say they want to study the noise reduction idea more before they take action.


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