On Nov. 3 the Georgia Supreme Court denied a request for reconsideration  that respresentatives for the Pink Pony submitted following the court’s Oct. 6 ruling that the city of Brookhaven can regulate the strip club.

The Georgia Supreme Court on Oct. 6 had ruled that the city can regulate sexually oriented businesses. Then, on Oct. 8, the city filed a request for a court order that would require the Pink Pony to obey a city ordinance that says sexually-oriented businesses cannot serve alcohol. On Oct. 28, the city council voted in favor of a non-disclosure agreement  that would allow the city to negotiate a settlement deal with the club, despite the objections of Councilwoman Rebecca Chase Williams.

Following the Oct. 28 vote, Mayor J. Max Davis issued the following the statement:

“Changing our hard fought and constitutional ordinance is a nonstarter. The purpose of our continued conversations is to craft a solution that maintains the complete integrity of our ordinance, stops new clubs from opening and ensures the Pink Pony comes into compliance or ceases operations. While they are transitioning, to either come into full compliance with the ordinance or to exit, I expect at a minimum for the Pink Pony to incur the costs of safety: specifically increased police for close monitoring, crime prevention and law enforcement.”

Ann Marie Quill

Ann Marie Quill is Associate Editor at Reporter Newspapers.