Six Bourbon St. clubs reach deal with ATC to get alcohol licenses back
BATON ROUGE - Six Bourbon Street clubs that had their alcohol and tobacco licenses suspended following an ATC investigation have reached a deal allowing them to get their licenses back by meeting certain conditions.
The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert announced the rulings Wednesday evening.
Lipstixx, Temptations, Centerfolds, The Mansion on Bourbon, Bourbon Cowboy, and The Swamp on Bourbon have all reached consent agreements with ATC. They have agreed to the following in order to regain their licenses:
1. The businesses shall hire an outside security firm, approved by ATC, for additional security.
2. The businesses shall be placed on probation with ATC for a period of one (1) year.
3. The businesses shall conduct mystery shopping by a third party company at least twice per month and report the results to ATC each month.
4. The businesses shall install a high quality camera system, which recordings shall be available to ATC for inspection.
5. All employees identified as a result of Operation Trick or Treat shall be immediately terminated.
6. The businesses shall require that all server and security personnel are licensed with the Louisiana Responsible Vendor Program and shall ensure that all employee records are maintained on the licensed premise.
7. The businesses shall immediately self-report to ATC any violations of alcohol or tobacco laws and immediately terminate all employees or independent contractors who cause the violation.
8. The businesses must participate in Club Operators Against Sex Trafficking (COAST).
“ATC hopes that this ruling sends a strong message that we are serious in doing our part to help protect the French Quarter so that it can remain a strong, economic engine for New Orleans and the entire state,” stated Commissioner Troy Hebert.
The six businesses also were fined various amounts, ranging from $3,000 to $12,500.