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Attorney for strip club awaits City's response

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- City of Yakima has "been served," according to the attorney representing a businessman who wants to open up a strip club in Yakima.

Last year, Jamie Muffett applied for a license for a topless dance club. Backed by angry citizens, the city's hearing examiner denied Muffett's request. Although, his attorney, J.J. Sandlin says his client was in compliance with the city's adult business regulations.

Sandlin says Muffett is looking into opening more adult business. The attorney went on to say his client has applied for the current location "Club 54" on S. 1st Street, as an adult entertainment center. Sandlin says they've tossed around the idea of naming the new location "The Doll House," but points out it could be named something else.

Sandlin also told KNDO, his client has looked into three possible places to open up a gentlemen's club. No word yet on their locations.

Calls to attorney Ken Harper, who is representing the City of Yakima in the lawsuit were not returned Thursday.

Sandlin says he's hoping the city will respond in his client's favor and went on to explain, "This case is not about morality. This case is not about sex, it's not about Christian values. What this is about its about business.  It's about constitutional issues."

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