HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Hundreds of people jammed Hotel Street in Chinatown, lining up to get into nightclubs for the monthly First Friday event. And that's a bit of a problem, according to some area residents as well as the Chinatown Business and Community Association, which has filed a formal request with the Honolulu Liquor Commission to address the noise that comes from First Friday.
Some of the complaints focus on loud, low-frequency noise from some of the clubs.
"This is a mixed use neighborhood, where the residents are, so there's always a little of that conflict and tension between the residents and the bars and restaurants," said Sandy Pohl of the Louis Pohl Art Gallery. Pohl is one of the members of the Arts District that puts on First Friday. It also helps in organizing four other street party events that shut down Nuuanu Avenue and include food, music and street sales of alcohol. (Such alcohol sales are not part of First Friday.)