NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Six Bourbon Street strip clubs have voluntarily agreed to settle cases arising out of the recent NOPD and ATC enforcement actions.
Five clubs were scheduled to participate in hearings scheduled for Thursday. The hearings would have determined whether the emergency suspensions served on the clubs were justified and if so, what penalties were appropriate.
The terms of the settlements include many provisions designed to address the issues leading to the emergency suspensions such as regular training, security monitoring, better screening of employees and firing of employees engaged in criminal activity. The following is a list of clubs that have settled with the ATC and the general terms of the settlement:
The club been suspended for 45 days. Twenty-one days will be active suspension, and 24 days of the suspension will be deferred. The club will pay a $7,500 fine and with be placed on probation for one year.
Permit revoked. The club will also pay a $2,500 fine.
The club has been suspended for 30 days, with 14 days of active suspension and 16 days of deferred suspension will be deferred. The club will pay a $5,000.00 fine and with be placed on probation for one year.
Rick's Sporting Saloon
The club has been suspended for 30 days, with 14 days of active suspension and 16 days of deferred suspension. The club will pay a $5,000 fine and will be placed on suspension for a year.
The club has immediately ceased operating as a gentlemen's club and the alcohol license has been surrendered. It will pay a $3,600 fine and reapply to open as a dance club.