UPDATE: New details on why Tucson strip club forced to close
Curves Cabaret was given the closing notice by AZDHS for violating public health measures
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Tucson club located off of Oracle and Grant just lost its liquor license indefinitely, and was forced to close for violating public health requirements.
The Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control confirmed it suspended the liquor license for Curves Cabaret on Sep. 9, 2020.
According to the suspension order, department detectives observed violations of public health requirements, including violations of specific COVID-19 requirements tied to social distancing, masking, dancing, and remaining seated.
The Arizona Department of Health Services’ requirements for restaurants and bars providing dine-in services, state establishments must enforce physical distancing of more than six feet between customers who do not live in the same household.
Open seating is prohibited and patrons must stay seated throughout the duration of their visit, except to visit the bathroom, and may not be standing, mingling or dancing.
Dancing is temporarily prohibited and anyone with a dance floor or dance space must close that section to the public or repurpose it for seating to allow for greater social distancing.
On September 10, ADHS announced it ordered the club immediately cease and desist from violating Executive Orders and emergency measures that jeopardize the health, safety and welfare of the public.
Pursuant to Emergency Measures protocols, law enforcement agencies and local health departments may take immediate action against any entity that operates in violation of emergency measures and the public’s health.
The complete process to reopen will involve Curves Cabaret having to receive final approval to resume operations from ADHS following the appeals process.
The liquor license suspension will remain in effect pending proceedings for revocation, suspension, or other action by the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control, or until Curves Cabaret can demonstrate to the department’s satisfaction, that is in compliance and will remain in compliance with the governor’s executive orders and the department statutes referenced in the suspension order.
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