Friday, December 3, 2010

Board of Appeals Rejects Strip Club

The owner of a Westbrook strip club plans to appeal the Westbrook Zoning Board
of Appeals’ denial of an occupancy permit for a Warren Avenue strip club. The
appeals board voted unanimously Wednesday not to allow Dreamers Cabaret to
reopen. The club was shut down in September, the day after it opened, by city
inspectors for building code violations, including inadequate sprinklers and
construction permits. Owner Larry Ferrante appealed the decision and sued
Westbrook and fire inspector Charles Jarrett, claiming the shutdown violated his
right to freedom of expression.
- John C.L. Morgan

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