St. Helena strip club under a microscope
ST. HELENA PARISH - A strip club could be under investigation if another club owner gets his way.
The parish ordinance set up five years ago prohibits any new club if there's nudity. The owner of what was supposed to be St. Helena Parish's only strip club said a rival club is operating illegally and even hired a private investigator to try and prove it.
Kenneth Holmes said he didn't need his years of investigative experience to be able to tell the strip club, "The Mansion," isn't just a home. In the two days he spent there, he said he saw topless dancers and other tell tale signs of a strip club. Holmes also told the police jury he saw sheriff’s deputies in uniform working inside the bar.
The Board agreed to hold a hearing about the bar in January of next year. News 2 attempted to speak with the club owner, but he denied ownership.