Strip club Lust fined, temporarily suspended
The liquor board fined and temporarily suspended Lust, a strip club on The Block, yesterday for numerous offenses.
Lust was fined $5,000 (a tidy sum, I might note), and suspended for 10 days, Feb. 1-11 next year, according to chairman Stephan Fogleman. Fogleman sent me an e-mail which broke down the violations. Lust was found guilty on all counts. Here they are ...
Violation of Adult Entertainment Rule 7
“No dancer may mingle with patrons while the dancer is nude” on September 12, 2009 (Re: Dancer with no underwear seated in the lap dance area with a patron) and on September 12, 2009 (Re: Another dancer with no underwear performing a lap dance for a patron seated at the bar);
Violation of Adult Entertainment Rule 3(a)
A dancer may not perform or otherwise appear nude unless the dancer; (1) is on a stage that is raised at least 18 inches above floor level; and 2)except as provided in subsection (b) of this rules, is at least 3 feet from the nearest patron on September 12, 2009 (Re: Dancer with no underwear performing a lap dance for a patron seated at the bar);
Violation of Adult Entertainment Rule 5(b)(2)
“No dancer may touch a patron’s (i) breast or chest; (ii) genitals or genital area’ or (iii) anus, anal area or buttocks” on September 12, 2009 (Re: Dancer rubbing up and down male patron’s body from his genital area to his midsection);
Violation of Adult Entertainment Rule 6
“An adult-entertainment business may not permit any of the following on the premises, whether by dancers, patrons, or otherwise ... (2)caressing, fondling, or touching the breast or chest, genitals or genital area, or anus, anal area, or buttocks of any other person, whether clothed or unclothed on September 12, 2009 (Re: Dancer rubbing against genital area and mid section of male patron);
Violation of Rule 4.18
“No licensee shall commit or allow the commission on his premises of any act which shall be contrary to any federal, state or local statute, law or ordinance or against the public peace, safety, health, welfare, quiet or morals” on September 12, 2009 (Re: Violation of Adult Entertainment Rules as adopted under the provisions of Baltimore City Code, Article 15 §1-3(a) and enforced under authority of Article 2B §12-203.1)