Brookhaven will not enforce certain sexually oriented business regulations against the Pink Pony until a ruling from DeKalb County Superior Court.
On Thursday, the city notified the Buford Highway adult establishment it would temporarily refrain from enforcing its ban on nudity at a sexually oriented business and the serving of alcoholic beverages at a nude dancing establishment.
In May, the Pink Pony filed suit against the city, mayor, city council and city clerk in response to the city’s sexually oriented business and alcohol ordinances, which are modeled after others that have been upheld in Georgia. The city is currently drafting a response to the suit and anticipates asking the court for a hearing on the validity of its ordinances in the near future.
The city says its ordinances mirror those in DeKalb County, Fulton County, Doraville, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek. DeKalb County had agreed to waive enforcement of its ordinances against several adult establishments in exchange for a fee.
But Brookhaven refused to take money from this industry in exchange for letting the industry ignore these regulations.
“Brookhaven adopted this ordinance using the same litmus test we use for every action we take – to protect the health, safety and welfare of Brookhaven’s residents and businesses, and to make the city a great community in which to live,” Mayor J. Max Davis said in a statement.
In April, inside the city limits. The city said that the business has recently been citied for violating the city's ordinances and is scheduled to be in Brookhaven Municipal Court on July 12.
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