Topeka — 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.