That form of entertainment was something many Sioux Falls citizens weren't thrilled to have in their neighborhood.
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Their outrage likely sparked the still-active ordinance that banned nude dancing in the county in Not following the ordinance would have landed the business owner a class 2 misdemeanor charge. Through a dive into the Argus Leader archives, we found that CJ's Bar was the center of many moral and legal discussions in Minnehaha County, including witty loopholes from the bar's owner in an attempt to keep the bar alive. The establishment started showcasing "exotic" dancers in Junesomething neighbors were quick to oppose. Citizens went to county commissioners pleading for the nude dancing to be banned, even threatening legal action.
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The city of Sioux Falls in had passed an ordinance banning nude dancing at liquor-selling establishments, but CJ's Bar was tucked on North Cliff Avenue, just outside of city limits. In an attempt to change the allowance of nude dancing, the county commission in early February drafted a sample ordinance that would force entertainers in liquor-selling establishments to "cover their genitals at all times. The county commissioners were torn about passing such an ordinance, debating the moral role of county government and the right of bar owners to offer entertainment that met a certain demand.
CJ's owner Charley Johnston said at the time that he expected the county commission to "do what they want anyway. But they aren't going to stop the dancing.
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That would be unconstitutional," he said in a February Argus Leader article. The county voted to pass the ordinance and ban nude dancing from liquor-selling businesses in late February Noting the ordinance says no establishment selling liquor may showcase dancers in the nude, Johnston decided to pursue a loophole. In Marchhe announced he was opening a dance studio, called JJ's, at a separate address from the bar.
The bar would be at N. Cliff Ave. And the only thing in between would be a see-through wall. CJ's was sued by the nearby Tractor Supply Co. CJ's eventually closed in the late s. Johnston continued in the bar business, opening Jesse James Saloon and the Frontier Club, which were known as the "roughest bars in Sioux Falls," in the s. Johnston, who was also a well-known boxer in the area in the s and 70s, opened C. Stockman's bar soon after.
That establishment closed in Johnston died at the age of 61 in Facebook Twitter. This ordinance banning nude go-go dancing is Danielle Ferguson Argus Leader. Why is a church buying a strip club?