The Shack in Hawaii Kai has a history of gleefully ignoring the concerns of its neighbors on the Marina regarding excessive noise: http://www.hawaiiradiotv.com/forum/simpleforum.cgi?fid=04&topic_id =1075573326&edit=1075574059.
On a recent visit, every TV was tuned to a prize fight. Multiple speakers located around the establishment were turned all the way up. I asked if the speaker behind me could be turned down for the short duration of my visit. The request was not ignored. A very nice manager explained that the GM must authorize turning down the volume.
After a while the indignant GM came over to tell me that there'd be no noise abatement and warned that the upcoming Super Bowl would be even louder.
It's too bad management here is incapable 'doing the math' and realizing that honoring my request wouldn't diminish the enjoyment of the other customers. It's very doubtful a customer would complain the fight wasn't loud enough with one speaker turned down. Further, it should go without saying that successful businesses strive to maintain friendly relations not only with customers in front of them but with their neighbors/ potential customers.