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Owner of proposed Meriden strip club files lawsuit against Jefferson County

March 29, 2011

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— The owner of a proposed strip club is suing a northeast Kansas county that refused to give him a permit for the business.

Highway Four Properties sued Jefferson County and county commissioners, contending that the laws the commissioners cited in rejecting the permit are unconstitutional.

Attorney John Bullock, of Lawrence, filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of Highway Four Properties. Bullock is seeking a jury trial.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Jefferson County commissioners in February rejected a permit for Highway Four Properties. The business wanted to build a restaurant and bar with an attached private club featuring female nudity on the outskirts of Meriden. It would have been less than 1,000 feet from Jefferson West High School.

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somedude20 3 years ago

The strip club could be considered "continuing education" like a tech school because a lot of the girls that drop out, don't go to college or just want some quick cash will be working there. Maybe folks should be happy that the SC is next to the school so that some of the girls won't become lost on their way for jobs(and they can look at it every day and dream on the way to class about their bright future)

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greenworld 3 years ago

Why the need to put it in town?? Most the strip clubs I know of are almost always outside of town and there is a reason for it with the exception of a few. I remember back when the Naughty but Nice place got a permit to open and then the city came back in on it when it came to renewing it and wouldnt renew it and the place had to shut down. Im just thinking that the strip club owner and the city could meet in the middle and adjust to having it a couple miles out of town. So the real question at this point in time is the city against the strip club totally or just where they want to put it?? It sounds like to me that they are going to fight it no matter where it is put. I think the old eagles lodge in oskie which is just a little bit out of town up on the hill is closed down. Why not go after it?? Oskie has all types living there as it is and is filled with scumbags so im sure that would pass in the city with flying colors.

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BigPrune 3 years ago

All the county would have to do is require the stripper girls to not have any tattoos or have any foul body odor whatsoever, and this guy would have to withdraw his lawsuit (because he wouldn't be able to find any stripper girls to work at his place).

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volunteer 3 years ago

"According to the lawsuit?" Just because a plaintiff's petition says it's so doesn't mean it's so.

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1stunner 3 years ago

Ok let me get this straight.....So any ole idiot can just open any kind of business they want in a town right next to a middle school, a high school, and one of the most dangerous roads in Kansas, without any disregard for the safety and moral values of the people who pay the taxes in that community??? It has been obvious that the People in this (and surrounding) communities are against the location of this sexually oriented business, and now said idiot is suing the very community that he is going to rely on to maintain his business......WOW that sounds like an awesome business strategy. Maybe I will open a strip club In your backyard, that way I can sue your county, city subdivision etc, and put your tax money to good use. Snyder, you are an ugly human being, and a major reason why our State (and country in general) is in the toilet.....Lets all sue somebody, becuse we are too stupid and lazy to make an honest living......What a joke!

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1stunner 3 years ago

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Crazy_Larry 3 years ago

Bunch of loud mouthed do-gooders....Legalize it!

"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." -Albert Einstein

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nomorebobsplease 3 years ago

How often will the club be open at the same time as the school? For every sporting event held in the evening (volleyball, basketball, football, etc). School dances. Recitals (Choir, band), Parent-Teacher conferences, fund raisers, plays, etc. I have no problem with strip clubs in general, but I do think that there would be some concern about the clientele coming and going while stuff was going on at the school - just the overlap. I'd say that the builder might have put a little more thought into the suggested location....

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Liberty_One 3 years ago

This is just ridiculous that a property owner has to get permission from the government to open a business. And you wonder why we have such high unemployment?

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Kontum1972 3 years ago

people do have to work....build it and they will come....

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Kontum1972 3 years ago

MMMMM.....STRIPPING...MMMM

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lifeisnopicnik 3 years ago

How often will the club be open at the same time as the school? I am not saying that I am for the club or against it, really...it doesnt affect me either way, but I am thinking about how much money would be brought into JeffCo. And, uhm...if you don't like something, just stay away from it.

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mizzou_fan01 3 years ago

im just curious what exactly is family values cause it seem to come up when they try to regulate adult business and such? and does it really matter how close a strip club is to a school. i mean u probably can see more skin and action on tv and even more on the internet, and besides its not like u can really tell whats going on in the club since they have most of the windows block off from public view. and why is property value so important?

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werekoala 3 years ago

Dontcha just love to watch the "small government conservatives" flip-flop when it's their oxes getting gored?

NewsFlash: There are like five true small government conservatives in Kansas. The rest are just big government conservatives, like Bush, Reagan, etc. They are just fine with ballooning national debts and intrusive government, so long as it supports their pet causes.

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macon47 3 years ago

i bet the attorney and his client would not care for a strip club next to their childs school? or maybe they would?

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jhawkinsf 3 years ago

If memory serves, this particular strip club would share a property line with a school. Just move the club a couple of hundred feet away and then see if there is as much opposition.

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Cai 3 years ago

Just because you don't agree with strip clubs doesn't mean that they should be closed for everyone.

Kill the business, drive it underground. Here's a hint - that's not going to work out very well from a human rights stance. Not to mention a capitalistic one.

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edjayhawk 3 years ago

And that's what the Republicans really want.

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Just_as_if 3 years ago

And that is a BAD thing?

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somedude20 3 years ago

The bigger fight should be with the state who wants to close all strip clubs by midnight, not fully nude and no touching with a distance of 6 feet. If those new regulations pass, strip clubs will become a dying business

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purplesage 3 years ago

What a great client the barrister Bullock has in Snyder. Hundreds have turned out in opposition to this establishment. No welcome to the neighborhood; Zachary Snyder should get lost.

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