I am very disappointed in Charlie Robinson playing the race card about what sounds like very legitimate complaints [Robinson’s Ribs faces neighbors’ ire over DJ nights, News, Sept.15]. He has, to my knowledge, received nothing but support from the residents of this village. Now, after the village helped him move to his new location, he has added an element that never existed and no one expected. No one ever said this would be a club. It was supposed to be a restaurant. I’m guessing that the music, like most music today, is played very loudly. Also, the crowds would be larger and noisier than what you would get coming into a restaurant. This was never a neighborhood that had entertainment. If I lived nearby I would be upset too, and it has nothing to do with race.

Joyce Porter

Oak Park

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