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Live Nation To Fight Cease & Desist Order At Oakdale

WALLINGFORD, CT (CelebrityAccess) — The town of Wallingford has issued a cease-and-desist order to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre, claiming that the venue has violated the terms of their building permit by allowing concerts to take place in an area that was to intended to be used as a lobby.

The town also asserts that the venue has exceeded noise levels and allowed parking in an area unapproved for such activities.

According to the Record-Journal, the town is expected to cite the Oakdale for additional violations as well.

“Based upon a site visit … this office has concluded that you are in violation of certain elements of your special permit and associated site plan,” town planner Kacie Costello wrote in a letter to the venue. “Specifically, the violations that this office is aware of are as follows: you are holding events within the ‘dome’ … There is noise that can be heard from outside of the building … Your approved parking layout and circulation did not incorporate any ‘VIP Parking Area’ …”

Costello also said that the town has received a growing number of noise complaints about the venue, which have only increased since the Oakdale began to stage electronic music events.

Live Nation has retained Joan Molloy, local attorney, and will make its case in front of the Wallingford Zoning Board of Appeals in February. Molloy told the Record-Journal that she believes the town has misinterpreted the permit and hopes to work with the town to find a solution.

At present, the venue currently lists two shows this month for The Dome, the area of contention. – Staff Writers