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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Judge orders Jiggles shut down immediately

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
3/11/2011  12:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kimberly Mills  (206) 684-8602


A King County judge on Friday granted the City’s request to close Jiggles, a strip club at 5220 University Way NE that had been operating illegally since mid-December.

Superior Court Judge Suzanne Barnett awarded the injunctive relief sought by Assistant City Attorneys Bob Tobin and Carlton Seu at the end of an hour of oral arguments.

Barnett rejected the First Amendment argument that was central to the defense put forward by Jiggles’ owner Bob Davis, doing business as ASF, Inc., a Washington corporation. As long as its zoning rules are reasonable, Barnett said, the City has a right to disperse adult cabarets. The City argued that the location of Jiggles violated a zoning buffer requirement because it is located within 800 feet of a school, child care center, community center and public park.

Read the Signed Order Granting Injunction


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