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Twisted Rail Brewing, City of Canandaigua look for solutions on noise complaints: Live music paused temporarily

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Twisted Rail Brewing Co., a favored brewery and dining destination along Canandaigua Lake, has temporarily suspended outdoor amplified music after receiving noise complaints from neighboring residents.

The Canandaigua Messenger reports at least two complaints emerged from the hotel, which houses condominiums and hotel rooms. One condo owner mentioned at a recent City Council finance committee meeting that the noise was “unbearable.”


The brewery’s lease from the city, for the property called the Muar House, allows live music consistent with city ordinances, but prohibits amplified tunes.

Owner Ian Boni, advocating for an amendment to the lease, initiated a petition to voice customer opinions, garnering over 2,300 signatures by Friday. Boni credits 17% to 20% of the brewery’s revenue to its live music offerings and views it as an essential aspect of the brewery experience.

He has proposed several adjustments, including relocating the stage, implementing noise-reducing shields, and ending music by 10 p.m.

City Council has not made any move on modifying the lease yet.