Reopening of Detroit's All Star strip club opposed - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Reopening of Detroit's All Star strip club opposed

Posted: Updated:

By Amy Lange
FOX 2 News Reporter

DETROIT -- "The prostitution, the shootings, the record speaks for itself," said Winfred Blackmon.

He has been the president of the Schaefer 7/8 Lodge Association for years.  They were thrilled when the doors of All Star strip club were padlocked and the liquor license was revoked after years of shootings, murders and the infamous incident involving a 14-year-old girl discovered dancing there.

Now the new operator, Rosas Mexican Foods in Taylor, wants to transfer a liquor license there and reopen.

"It's really bad, and there's lots of drug dealing going on, all sorts of things happening that are bad for business.  Just makes Eight Mile look like a bad place to be," said Ken Snow.

He and Tami Salisbury with the Eight Mile Boulevard Association are adamantly opposed to All Star reopening.

Salisbury says she has a better idea.  How about a restaurant there instead of a strip club?

"We'd love to see a Mexican food restaurant since Rosas Mexican Foods is transfering their liquor license.  We think that the clientel is going to return with the adult club, so we really would like to... provide them options, and we would welcome a Mexican restuarant.  We only have three restaurants on Eight Mile Road in our whole 54 miles of frontage.  We have 80,000 cars a day that traverse Eight Mile Road, so we think it would be a great option for them," the association's executive director explained.

The new operator did not return our call for comment.  A hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals is set for Tuesday.

  • Amy LangeMore from Amy LangeMore>>

  • Freedom from Religion debate heats up at Warren City Hall

    Freedom from Religion debate heats up at Warren City Hall

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:12:16 GMT
    Is Freedom of Religion the same concept as Freedom from Religion? That's the debate one Warren resident is raising at City Hall.
    Is Freedom of Religion the same concept as Freedom from Religion? That's the debate one Warren resident is raising at City Hall.
  • GM looking to bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

    GM looking to bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:14:09 GMT
    General Motors says it will ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims involving conduct before its 2009 bankruptcy.
    General Motors says it will ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims involving conduct before its 2009 bankruptcy.
  • New lawyer comes aboard in Bashara case

    New lawyer comes aboard in Bashara case

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:33:50 GMT
    A man charged with arranging the murder of his wife at their suburban Detroit home has a new lawyer.
    A man charged with arranging the murder of his wife at their suburban Detroit home has a new lawyer.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices