Monday, August 07, 2006

Strip Club Can Open Next To Christian Club

The Minneapolis City Council voted to grant a business license to a strip club whose neighbor would be a popular Christian nightspot. The council voted 10-to-3 to grant the license to Divas Gentlemen's Club -- even though the council's public safety and regulatory services panel recommended against it.The Christian club Three Degrees' claims to be a church -- and a city ordinance says that no sexually themed business -- quote -- "shall be allowed within 500 feet of a religious institution place of assembly."Divas' co-owner Mike Nigai says the club could open within the next two-and-a-half months. Three Degrees co-founder Nancy Aleksuk says she was surprised by the ruling and says the club might look into legal action.