Last year when this was Arrow Swim Club, it was a major nuisance for nearby residents.
I agree that it's been better this year. Manager Brian Nagele has been responsive to reports of problems - more than once he's responded within an hour. And he's clearly worked to prevent problems cropping up in the first place. Being a good neighbor should be the expected norm for any business; but at the same time, I think Brian deserves recognition for making real, significant improvements since taking over the place.
That said, architphil also is correct, based on what we've been hearing from neighbors of late. Noise from inside is sometimes an issue (a sound limiter has been installed, but apparently it's been bypassed by employees on occasion). And in the past couple of weeks we've gotten the first reports of patron-behavior issues from people who live in the surrounding area.
I think this is an important juncture for the club. If North Shore management continues to stay on top of things, it could continue to be a major improvement over last year. But it will take at least as much vigilance on their part now as they exercised earlier in the season, to keep things under control, particularly when it comes to events held on weeknights.
Finally, folks should remember that a couple of factors from its founding make this establishment more of a challenge for the community - and for the management - than it had to be:
(1) It was designed with a pool whose size, shape, and depth make it useless for swimming. The concept originally communicated to the neighborhood was a swim club with more of a bar/restaurant component than the city's other private swim clubs. But the actual design and layout made it a nightclub with no roof and a water lounge in the middle.
(2) As we do with most projects that need zoning variances, and with all new liquor license applications, we originally worked to put conditions on the zoning and on the liquor license. But in this case the city's Zoning Board of Adjustment, and the PA Liquor Control Board, both rejected virtually all of our requested conditions.