Cheektowaga Strip Club Loses Liquor License, Drops Bottoms

8:18 PM, Apr 8, 2010   |    comments
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CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - After having his strip club's liquor license revoked, Rick's Tally-Ho owner Rick Snowden has amended his Adult Uses Certificate of Registration in the Town of Cheektowaga to allow "bottomless" dancing.

Rick's Tally-Ho and another strip club lost their state liquor licenses following an FBI raid in March. Investigators arrested 27 people at the clubs on drug charges. Authorities also allege illegal sex was taking place at the establishments.

The liquor license prohibits completely nude performances, but without the license, there are no state or local ordinances to stop Snowden from offering the completely nude dancing.

Also, Rick's Tally-Ho and the other strip club involved in the raid are now both open to those 18 and up. Before, when liquor was sold, the minimum age requirement was 21.

When asked about the unintended consequences of revoking the liquor license, State Liquor Authority Chairman Dennis Rosen said he has no jurisdiction beyond the liquor license. He said it is up to local lawmakers to regulate the other practices within adult establishments.

2 On Your Side called Rick Snowden's home, but he has not yet called back.

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