Monday, November 12, 2007

Memphis rushes to preserve Stripper Revenue

If more restrictions on strippers mean less revenue, the City of Memphis comes down clearly on the side of more beer revenue. Keep those strippers working!!


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Shelby County officials spent months developing tougher regulations for sexually oriented businesses.

But the city of Memphis is trying to fast-track its own, less-restrictive, regulations that would supersede the county's work.

City Council Chairman Tom Marshall said the city's law might allow beer sales, outlawed by the county law that is set to go into effect on January 1.

Marshall said several council members expressed concerns about the loss of city tax revenues if the clubs were to go dry, because alcohol sales generate about $2 million each year.