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Permit Denied to Proposed Raleigh Night Club

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RALEIGH — The Board of Adjustments grounded Mondaynight a proposal for an adult nightclub near the airport. The boardunanimously denied a Florida company's request for a special use permit.

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

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

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

But David Wasserman, a lawyer representing the developers at Monday'smeeting said the owners run a respectable nightclub business inOrlando already.

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

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