Juneau Public Safety Committee Tables Strip Club Discussions

(Juneau) The Juneau Public Safety Committee Thursday night tabled discussions on a change of agent for a downtown strip club. City officials tried unsuccessfully to stop Silk Exotic from opening over a decade ago and could only update city zoning ordinances to prevent future strip clubs in the downtown by limiting their proximity to schools and churches. Mike Siegel, who owns the Hardware Store strip club in Clyman, is asking that he be the agent for the new club called Solomon, which shares a lot line with a church. Officials contend that with the change in ownership, the new zoning requirements should apply. The city attorney was asked to further research the matter but has not yet formulated an opinion. The committee will continue to discuss the matter at future meetings.