Neighbors Try to Block Strip Club’s Return

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    A Northwest bar that featured nude dancers is in the process of reopening, but some neighbors don't want it to return. (Published Thursday, Jun 2, 2011)

    A northwest D.C. strip club is trying to reopen three years after a fire, but some neighbors don't want to see it rise from the ashes.

    "The 2010 census numbers show that since JP’s was grandfathered, here the population of children has increased some 60 percent,” ANC Commissioner Jackie Blumenthal said.

    Some residents of the neighborhood say a club that offers nude dancing isn’t appropriate for the neighborhood anymore, so as JP’s owners are in the process of renewing their liquor license, some neighbors want to block it.

    The owners maintain JP’s has always complied with local laws.

    On the other side of Wisconsin about a half block from JP’s, Good Guys, another adult-themed establishment, remains. Neighbors said an agreement they have with Good Guys to beef up security has quelled some concerns, but many want Good Guys to go, too.

    The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is expected to rule on the challenge to JP's liquor license by November.