The Pink Pony has sued the city of Brookhaven because it wants to continue selling alcohol.
The strip club, which has threatened to sue the city for months, filed the suit Monday in DeKalb Superior Court, according to Reporter Newspapers. The new city government has passed a law that prohibits the sale of alcohol in establishments where nude dancing occurs, and the Pink Pony believes the law should apply only to new businesses within the city.
The Pink Pony on Corporate Boulevard off Buford Highway previously operated under county ordinances until Brookhaven's city government launched late last year. The city drew its boundaries specifically to include the club, the club's attorney told myfoxatlanta.com.
From the Fox story:
Lawyers for the Pink Pony contend Brookhaven redrew its districting map to ensure that the club would be a part of new city. Club attorney Aubrey Villines says the ordinance is simply an avenue to run the club out of business.
"There is no doubt they are trying to get rid of the Pink Pony. The Pink Pony cannot function under the ordinance that Brookhaven has passed. No adult club, no strip club could," said Villines.
Read the story for more information, including a video report.
The city government does not comment on pending litigation, city spokesperson Megan Matteucci said Monday.
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