GRETNA – A local homeowner is suing a neighboring restaurant for allegedly not providing proper parking for customers resulting in congestion on area streets and for producing noise pollution.

Steven Hardy filed suit against Kelley SPNB and Charles Seafood in the 24th Judicial District Court on Aug. 8.

Hardy, who owns a home located at 218 West Shannon Lane in Harahan, claims that Charles Seafood, which operates adjacent to his residence, does not provide adequate parking for customers who often park on Hardy’s street without regard to area residents. The plaintiff claims that several times he has been unable to get in or out of his residence due to customers of the defendants who block his driveway. Hardy asserts Charles Seafood also has two refrigerated units located outside of Hardy’s bedroom, at least one of which runs 24 hours a day, causing noise pollution.

The defendants are accused of nuisance and injunctive relief is sought to compel Charles Seafood to construct a fence to block out noise.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for mental anguish and suffering, loss of value of property, pre-judgement interest and attorneys fees and cost.

Hardy is represented by Amanda D. Hogue of Covington-based Conroy Law Firm PLC.

The case has been assigned to Division M Judge Henry G. Sullivan Jr.

Case no. 741-078.

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