Strip Club Workers Win Rezoning Battle

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Associated Press Release

ATLANTA (AP) -- An Atlanta zoning board has sided with adult entertainment workers who showed up at a city meeting to oppose proposed changes aimed at shutting down the clubs where they work.

CBS Atlanta reports that dozens of dancers attended Thursday's zoning meeting at City Hall. After more than an hour of heated debate, the zoning board denied the motion to recommend rezoning for the area.

The controversy involves clubs on Cheshire Bridge Road. Residents in the neighborhood say the strip clubs are bringing down property values and contributing to home and car break-ins and other crime.

Danniell Granger, a dancer at Onyx, said that if neighbors don't like the activity, they don't have to come to the clubs and they should just move.