scofflaw clubs

This article is impressive, if only for its use of the phrase “scofflaw clubs”. Scofflaw. When was the last time you heard that used in reference to a business? A moment of reprieve has been granted by a circuit court judge in the ever-languishing great strip-club battle, due to the fact that apparently the original strip clubs didn’t receive proper notice to shut down, and blah blah blah.

Joe Hall, president of a different adult club, Déjà Vu of Nashville, said his company is in a legal battle over the law too, but it is complying with it while the legal issues are settled.

The fact that other clubs are pursuing a different strategy doesn’t bother him, he said.

Ted Russell, owner of three downtown clubs, said he thinks Metro should shut down the scofflaw clubs, however, out of fairness to the clubs that comply with the ordinance.

“I don’t blame the Brass Stables and Club Platinum for what they’re doing,” he said. “Either you have an ordinance and enforce the ordinance or you don’t have one.”

In other words, Ted Russell isn’t shedding any tears over potential competition disappearing, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do.

Anyways, it will come as no surprise that I stand with the Stables here. What’s that quote widely-attributed-to-Voltaire-but-maybe-it-wasn’t-him: “I disapprove of your desire to solicit sub-par strippers, but I will defend to the death your right to give them your money.”? Something like that. Cue Michael Jackson’s “Just Leave Me Alone”.

2 Comments so far

  1. David Ortiz (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 3:03 pm

    “Ever languishing?” I think you need to go look that word up in a dictionary.

  2. Chris Wage (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

    Do I? Care to elaborate?

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