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Permit Denied to Proposed Raleigh Night Club

Posted January 14, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— The Board of Adjustments grounded Monday night a proposal for an adult nightclub near the airport. The board unanimously denied a Florida company's request for a special use permit.

Two brothers from Florida want to turn a field on Raleigh's northwest boundary into an adult nightclub, a business some local merchants said does not belong.

Barbara Mangum said an adult nightclub near the airport would provide a bad first impression for people flying into the Triangle.

"There are a lot of families that live in that area or that commute through that area that would be exposed to that," she said.

But David Wasserman, a lawyer representing the developers at Monday's meeting said the owners run a respectable nightclub business in Orlando already.

The colleges auction off Rachel's passes for fundraisers for athletics, et cetera," he said.

The lawyers for the group said they would appeal the board's denial of the special use permit.