Short-Shorts on Tap at Show-Me's

Naperville grants restaurant liquor license

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    The city of Naperville granted a controversial new restauarant called Show-Me's a liquor license Thursday.

    The restaurant, which is planned for 1126 E. Ogden Avenue, caused an uproar among residents recently because it features sexy servers dressed in short shorts.

    Neighbors tried to fight its opening by protesting before the Liquor Commission during an open forum in November. Opponents argued Show-Me's lacked a family friendly atmosphere.

    "Must Naperville reinforce the idea that women are nothing more than sex objects?" said Jeanette Steiner according to the Naperville Sun. "Is this the message we want to set for girls in our community?"

    Residents also raised concerns the restaurant would increase traffic in the area.

    Naperville Mayor and Liquor Commissioner A. George Pradel said the city had a legal obligation to be fair. The liquor commission met with Show-Me's owners and concluded there was "no legal basis" to deny the restaurant the liquor license, according to the Naperville Sun.

    As part of a compromise, Show-Me's will close by midnight every night and it will not allow outdoor seating or activities.

    The "Show-Me's girls" will also tone down their attire by covering their midriffs with t-shirts and adding a butt-covering cuff to their shorts, according to the Naperville Sun.

    Show-Me's hopes to open sometime in January.