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Judge blocks halt of liquor, tobacco sales at 4 strip clubs

11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago October 29, 2015 Oct 29, 2015 Thursday, October 29 2015 October 29, 2015 5:18 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Chevel Johnson

NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans judge has temporarily blocked a state agency's order revoking the liquor and tobacco licenses of four French Quarter strip clubs.

Civil District Judge Regina Woods on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order allowing The Mansion on Bourbon, Centerfolds and Lipstixx to resume selling alcohol and tobacco about 24 hours after the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control had revoked the businesses' licenses to do so. ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert says on Thursday she granted a similar order for Chez Joey.

Hebert says there's been no action regarding Dixie Divas.

Hebert pulled the licenses after an undercover investigation found prostitution, drug sales and lewd or improper acts occurring at the French Quarter clubs.

A hearing on the TRO will be held next week.

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