City Continues Fight to Shut Down Strip Club

VIP's owner battling city for 18 years

Monday, Jul 18, 2011  |  Updated 9:55 PM CDT
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An 18 year fight over nude dancing in the city of Chicago continues to rage on.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that VIP's A Gentlemen’s Club is the only strip club in the city that serves liquor, a no-no under Chicago ordinances.

Owner Perry Mandera has been battling the city in various courts since 1993, when Mayor and liquor commissioner Richard M. Daley revoked the liquor license and tried to shut the business down, managing to obtain stays in court and remain operational.

The club's dancers have started wearing more clothing, according to the Sun-Times, but City officials are still trying to put the club out of business.

An appellate court has the case, but it's not clear when it's expected to rule.

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