Seattle wants to shut Jiggles down
The city is trying to shut down a strip club called Jiggles, which opened in the old University District comedy club called Giggles.
In this complaint filed in King County Superior Court, the city claims the club at 5220 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle is violating zoning codes. Adult clubs can’t be located within 800 feet of schools, child care centers, public parks or community centers where children might be.
Jiggles is about 60 feet from the University Child Development School. If that’s not enough, a YMCA is “approximately 569 feet from Jiggles,” the University Heights community center is 716 feet from the club, and there’s a city park 788 feet away.
The city also claims Jiggles didn’t obtain the proper permits before opening. They say the owner changed the use of the property from a restaurant to an “adult cabaret” without approval.
The club opened in December. The club offers “live nude dancers, seven days a week along with full food service,” according to an answering machine at the club.
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