If you asked me to name my top smells of all time, bacon would definitely be at the top of my list. The smell of bacon is a notoriously beloved aroma, and once that inspires positive feelings is almost everyone who encounters it. Waking up to the smell of bacon cooking is rivaled only by the scent of a fresh pot of coffee brewing on a weekend morning, and nothing calls a family to the table faster that the smell of bacon drifting through the house or ever through an open window. Heck, this year an entire parade was dedicated to celebrating just the very smell of bacon. And really, what’s not to love?
Well, it turns out that some people in New York have actually started to complain about the smell of bacon pervading their neighbourhood. We personally think “bacon aroma” is something that would attract potential homebuyers and up the market value of homes for blocks, but what do we know about real estate. It seems that at the centre of the issue is a new breakfast restaurant location that recently took up residence in New York’s East Village.
Driven Wild By The Smell of Bacon
The idea of having access to pancakes and bacon 24 hours a day, seven days a week sounds like a dream come true for me, but it seems that a lot of nearby residents have been complaining about the bacon “stench” that pervades their apartments. Many of the complaints, and updates to them, have been logged on the East Village blog EV Grieve.
The restaurant has officially been quite tight-lipped about the issue. At one point, the director of operations of the franchise said that they were looking into potential solutions to a “ventilation problem.” Although, where they are supposed to vent the smell of bacon cooking, if not into the air surrounding the building, I am not really sure. Local residents have also complained about the drunk and surly riff raff that the restaurant apparently attracts late at night, because if there’s one thing that all thugs love, it is a big, hearty breakfast.
One resident in particular claimed that the smell, which has apparently been in the air since the place opened back in September 2011, was so pervasive that it actually forced her to move and rent the place to someone more bacon-friendly. If she’s still looking for a potential tenant, might I suggest me? Bacon and other breakfast goodies right out my door and a built-in bacon air-freshener? I’m already sold.