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Old 05-01-2013, 10:21 PM
 
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It won't chase them out it will just make them become prostitutes! Set up shop at hotels now instead of the clubs...
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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There is a big misunderstanding of what this ordinance is about. The requirement for pasties (now bikinis) applies only to clubs that are not a designated Sexually Oriented Business (SOB), i.e. bars that are too close to schools, churches, etc. Those places can't have nude or topless dancing, so this ordinance prescribes the minimum amount of clothing required in order for them to operate. Clubs that are an SOB can still have topless dancers. Full nude dancing has been prohibited for several years now, although I think that's still tied-up in litigation.
I wonder how many bars will have to actually change their business model because of this ordinance? How many clubs that offer toppless dancers will now have to change to offer bikini dancers?
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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in any case, this thread is worthless without pictures.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:02 PM
 
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I wonder how many bars will have to actually change their business model because of this ordinance? How many clubs that offer toppless dancers will now have to change to offer bikini dancers?
None. If they have topless dancers today, then this ordinance doesn't affect them. If they have dancers with pasties today (i.e. because they're not allowed to have topless dancers), then they'll have to switch to bikinis.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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None. If they have topless dancers today, then this ordinance doesn't affect them. If they have dancers with pasties today (i.e. because they're not allowed to have topless dancers), then they'll have to switch to bikinis.
I thought that they changed the law some years ago that all topless dancers in San Antonio had to wear pasties. A quick google for topless bars in San Antonio shows 10. How many of those are not required to wear pasties due to there status as an S.O.B. and will not be affected?

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Old 05-02-2013, 12:34 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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None. If they have topless dancers today, then this ordinance doesn't affect them. If they have dancers with pasties today (i.e. because they're not allowed to have topless dancers), then they'll have to switch to bikinis.
According to an article about this in the Current, no businesses have applied for a Human-Display Permit:

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At issue is an ordinance COSA passed last year amending the city’s human display laws. Local regulations had already required that clubs with topless dancers register as a “human display establishment,” which can’t operate within 1,000 feet of schools, residential zones, churches or other places of worship. Clubs got around the pesky human-display classification by covering dancers in the bare minimum – pasties and a g-string. Consequently, not a single club sought a human-display permit from the City.
Judge Biery on Local Strip Club Ordinance: ‘Does Size Matter?’ | San Antonio Current
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:23 PM
 
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From the February E-N article on this issue:

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A federal judge has momentarily halted the city's plans to enforce an ordinance requiring strippers at cabarets that aren't defined as sexually oriented businesses to wear bikini tops, which was slated to take effect Monday.

The city late last year tightened the definition of such clubs, requiring female dancers to cover more of their anatomies. The designation is important to the cabarets, because sexually oriented businesses are subject to increased regulation — like operating licenses for owners and workers and background checks.

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Many of the topless clubs got around those restrictions, and greater regulation, by having entertainers wear pasties, while clubs that offered nude dancing challenged citations individually.

(Read more: Strippers can stick to pasties - San Antonio Express-News)
I'm sure there's a registry of SOBs somewhere, but I haven't been able to find it online.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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There is a big misunderstanding of what this ordinance is about. The requirement for pasties (now bikinis) applies only to clubs that are not a designated Sexually Oriented Business (SOB), i.e. bars that are too close to schools, churches, etc. Those places can't have nude or topless dancing, so this ordinance prescribes the minimum amount of clothing required in order for them to operate. Clubs that are an SOB can still have topless dancers.
OK, so actually it's not that those places could not be an SOB, but rather they simply did not want to register as an SOB because of the additional requirements to do so, such as permits and background checks for the workers. To get around that, they used pasties and now will have to use bikinis if they don't want to register to be an SOB.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:21 PM
 
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I wonder how much of the breast does the top have to cover? Bikini tops come in many syles and sizes. People can get pretty creative if you don't make the law strict enough to stifel that creativity. Come to think of it, breasts come in all styles and sizes also. This will be a nightmare to regulate unless they require complete coverage, no visible cleavage. At that point Splash Town and the water parks at Sea World and elsewhere locally would have to regulate bikini styles or register as a S. O. B.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I wonder how much of the breast does the top have to cover? Bikini tops come in many syles and sizes. People can get pretty creative if you don't make the law strict enough to stifel that creativity.
I'm sure that'll be the next salvo.
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