FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – There’s a delay in the liquor license application for the new strip club located just outside the south exit of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
As it stands, Carolyn Beck, with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), says the hearing concerning the liquor license application is set for March and the TABC is asking for a one-month continuance until April.
“There have been some issues with the actual application for a permit that’s also slowed the process down a little bit,” she explained.
The opening of the strip club has drawn strong protests from DFW Airport officials and Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief who told News Radio 1080 KRLD’s Chuck Schechner he could testify at the liquor license hearing. “Possibly, depending on what my schedule allows me to do. If not then certainly they will have my written protest,” the mayor said.
Without a liquor license Rick’s Cabaret can still open next week as a BYOB club. If Rick’s opens as a BYOB establishment it also means totally nude dancing would be allowed at the club.
In the pas few weeks a number of protests have been filed relating to the clubs’ opening, but they’re not the firsts. TABC officials say they have protests dating back to the summer of 2010.
Mayor Moncrief is among those who filed protests. “The folks who own this business are going to do what they feel like they have to do. We’re going to continue to do what we feel like we have to do,” he said.
Eric Langan, the president of Rick’s Cabaret, says he doesn’t understand why there’s opposition now. He says the city of Fort Worth approved all their plans for the business.