A Long Island City nudie bar has had its liquor license application denied twice now, so it's taking the issue to court. According to the Daily News, the owners of the Show Palace wanted to turn the site into a strip club called Gypsy Rose, but were met with fierce opposition from the community. Instead, they opened up the Show Palace as an all-nude club that serves both food (like burgers and organic salads) and lap dances, but no booze.
Arguing that the liquor license process was "arbitrary" and "capricious," the club's owners have withdrawn their application and enlisted a Queens power broker and attorney to lead their lawsuit. Their argument is that the location is zoned for it, so of course they should be allowed to serve booze no matter how many gentrifying families and corporations have moved into the area. But Queens CB 2 chairman Joseph Conley tells the Daily News that the SLA doesn't have to accept an application just because an area is zoned for it.
· Long Island City Strip Club Going to Court to Get a Liquor License [NYDN]
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