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Texas strip club wins temporary court order allowing it to open with restaurants



A Texas strip club was allowed to open its doors after a confrontation with cops — who had threatened its owner with arrest if he didn’t remain closed amid coronavirus lockdown measures.

Governor Greg Abbott had issued an order allowing certain businesses to reopen at a 25 percent capacity, including restaurants, retailers and shopping malls.

Houston jiggle joint Club Onyx, which claims it is a full-service restaurant and not just a strip club, decided to open its doors at 12 a.m. Friday— believing it fits the parameters of Abbott’s directive, the Houston Chronicle reported.

But cops raided the club within an hour of opening, threatening owner Eric Langan with arrest if he didn’t shut down.

Langan instead stayed open until about 4 a.m., filing a federal lawsuit alleging the raid violated his civil rights, the newspaper reported.

The Houston Health Department lists Club Onyx as a full-service restaurant, according to the Chronicle. However, the club’s liquor license labels it as a sexually oriented business.

Judge Vanessa Gilmore issued a temporary court order Friday allowing Club Onyx to resume business and preventing cops from arresting employees.


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