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Tuscaloosa Zoning Board to vote on Archibald and Woodrow's BBQ restaurant

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Loud noise at all hours of the night, that's the complaint from one neighborhood about a local restaurant in Tuscaloosa.

The city of Tuscaloosa zoning board is expected to vote on whether Archibald and Woodrow's BBQ restaurant is operating like a restaurant or a nightclub.

A grassy field is what separates Windsong South neighborhood from Archibald and Woodrow's BBQ restaurant.

Their sign says "family tradition" but neighbors said they have anything but a neighborly environment.

Neighborhood Association President Dr. Perry Churchill said, "Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night they're out there. They're partying and there's hundreds and hundreds of them and the noise level is extremely high."

Another neighbor Charlotte Andress said, "It's just like things are bouncing off the walls. You just can't hear and it's just like it's all in your chest. It's just pounding in your chest."

The neighborhood association is asking the zoning board to review the restaurant classification because they believe Archibald's isn't operating like one.

At 5 minutes after one o'clock, around the lunch hour, the doors to the restaurant were locked and the parking lot was empty. The open sign was turned off and the phone number on their sign went to a voice-mail box.

But we were able to track down the attorney for Archibald's. He said to his knowledge they keep normal business hours and the restaurant has a license that allows them to have late night music and entertainment.

Attorney Jay Smyth said, "There is however a provision for a cabaret license, which provides that they can have entertainment and it permits dancing on the premises. And that is what they have done."

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