Today, a hearing was held to determine if the city acted inappropriately when they denied the land owner his right to open the club.
Hours of testimonials from both sides were heard. Today's hearing was simply administrative, a ruling will be handed down within five days. The ruling will either uphold the city of
Alva Butler operates a gentleman's club in
This is the first sexually oriented business that's tried to establish itself in
A case like this isn't just a first for
"This requires a level of expertise including constitutional law that I don't use in my daily practice," said Shoup.
With a federal lawsuit pending
"Scott Bergthold has a national reputation as an attorney representing municipalities and government in connection with these types of matters," said Shoup.
"We are hoping that the hearing officer affirms the decision of the building commissioner to deny the license to operate a sexually oriented business at that location because it doesn't meet the separation requirements for residences," said Bergthold.