Condo residents fed up with the noise created by a gang of motorcycle riders who show up every Thursday night at the Fellini’s Pizza on Peachtree at Rumson Road decided to fight back Thursday night with “Occupy Fellini’s.”

John Schaffner, who runs the BuckheadView website and lives in The Gallery condos across Rumson, told the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods meeting on April 10 that up to 100 motorcycles – many illegally parked on Peachtree – showed up at the pizza joint around 9 p.m. and would stay until closing time at midnight. Residents have complained to the restaurant owner about the parking, revving of engines, popping wheelies and other noise caused by the bikers and the Atlanta Police Department has been on the scene, but Schaffner said the APD’s enforcement had been ineffective.

Last night, a group of about 30 residents from The Gallery took over tables at Fellini’s and Schaffner reports on BuckheadView there were a smaller number of motorcyclists on hand. He said that homeowners would continue to occupy Fellini’s on Thursday nights until something was done about the noise.

You can read the full account at BuckheadView.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.