Home > News > Strip Club Operator Threatens With Drag-Queen Event • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Strip Club Operator Threatens With Drag-Queen Event

Strip Club Operator Threatens With Drag-Queen Event
Get XBIZ News
Jun 15, 2005 6:00 AM PDT    Text size: 
SALEM, S.D. — You can’t fight City Hall. Or maybe not.

Bob Rieger, owner of Racehorses Gentleman's Club and Adult Movie Theater, said he will fight tit for tat with civic leaders if they pass an ordinance next week that would ban nude dancing and regulate other forms of sexually oriented activity.

Rieger said he plans to sponsor an outdoor drag-queen festival on Salem, S.D.’s 125th anniversary celebration (July 2) if McCook County commissioners place new regulations on his business.

Rieger claims the ordinance would make it impossible for him to operate an exotic-dancing club, and he thinks an annual drag-queen event could help provide a substitute income.

He also said he would plan more events throughout the year to replace his strip club business if the ordinance becomes law.

In October, he hopes to conduct a "Salem Witch Trial Days" with mock trials and costume competitions. According to the local newspaper, Rieger has often referred to female critics of his club as the "Salem witches." Salem has a population of 1,400.

Rieger opened the club two years ago in a former diner but does not sell alcohol because county commissioners denied him a liquor license.

From the get-go, officials battled to close the club, including one argument that claimed the club was illegally operating in an area zoned for agricultural use. Rieger's lawyer later argued that the business was "grandfathered in" because the building was used as a steakhouse before McCook County enacted its current zoning laws.

Rieger said that if commissioners don’t adopt the ordinance, he will consider canceling the drag-queen event, which would be held in his parking lot and across the street from some of the city’s festivities.

“I'm going to do whatever I have to in order to stay alive," he said.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.



Mar 31 - Apr 02
Denver, CO.

Eurowebtainment 2017

May 17 - May 20
Majorca, Spain

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!