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Jiggles to be closed by city

March 12th, 2011 · 7 Comments

The controversial Jiggles Gentlemen’s Club (5220 Roosevelt Way) that opened the end of last year will be closed down by the city. According to a release sent out by the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, “Superior Court Judge Suzanne Barnett awarded the injunctive relief sought by Assistant City Attorneys Bob Tobin and Carlton Seu at the end of an hour of oral arguments.”

Barnett rejected the First Amendment argument that was central to the defense by Jiggles’ owner Bob Davis, doing business as ASF, Inc., a Washington corporation. As long as its zoning rules are reasonable, Barnett said, the City has a right to disperse adult cabarets throughout the City. The City claimed the location of Jiggles violated a zoning buffer requirement because it is located within 800 feet of a school, child care center, community center and public park.