Court upholds closing of U District's Jiggles Nightclub

Court upholds closing of U District's Jiggles Nightclub

Court upholds closing of U District's Jiggles Nightclub

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by Cynthia Wise / Senior Assignments Editor, KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 4 at 11:55 AM

The Washington Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the closure of a controversial University District nightclub.

The city of Seattle went to court last year seeking to close Jiggles Nightclub, claiming it violated building and zoning codes requiring that such venues be no closer than 800-feet to a school, daycare, community center or public park.

Jiggles opened in December 2010, replacing the comedy club Giggles at 5220 Roosevelt Way N.E. The site is located directly across the street from a private elementary school.

Attorneys for the club unsuccessfully argued that the building had been grandfathered in under a 1969 permit and did not have to comply with the rules governing strip clubs that were adopted by the city in 2007.

The Court of Appeals upheld the closure, claiming Jiggles Owner Robert Davis applied for the permit to operate the nightclub after the city's strip club ordinance was approved..

 

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