Regulation

DC Strip Club Could Be Reopening, But at Diminished Capacity

A District's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ruling won't allow table dancing or private alcoves...the killjoys

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JP's, a new strip club set to open in Glover Park as early as this weekend, may have to do so with a much more scaled-back operation than they anticipated. The club, which was originally poised to open last weekend, faced many concerns from neighborhood advocates and competitors over the nature of its operation, specifically, its plans to include nude dancing on tables and separate alcoves for private dances.

The original JP's was gutted by a two-alarm blaze in 2008, and was later bought out by new owners, BJ Enterprises. The new bosses planned to re-open the establishment earlier this month. But the concerns voiced by neighbors and competitors led to a hearing with the District's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday, where after hearing from an investigator with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration and Paul Kadlick, a representative from JP's, it ruled that the club could open, but it'd have to do so without table dancing or private alcoves, limiting the entertainment to two main stages.

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