Hundreds of concert-goers tote their lawn chairs to amphitheaters in Wellington, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Lake Worth for shows that draw few complaints from nearby residents.
Arguments, police calls, protests from residents, petitions from music supporters and a lawsuit by the developer against the town have marked the Harbourside amphitheater since it opened in December 2014. The latest skirmish resulted in Harbourside stopping all amphitheater events after the town said it needed a permit for each one.
“Jupiter is like a communist country,” charged Harbourside developer Nick Mastroianni.
Countered Town Attorney Tom Baird: “Mastroianni thinks he is above the law.”