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Judge dismisses downtown strip club lawsuit

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the owners of Rabbits on south Calhoun.

Posted: Mar 13, 2019 9:33 PM
Updated: Mar 14, 2019 6:37 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A strip club won't be opening in downtown Fort Wayne.

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the owners of Rabbits on south Calhoun.

Rabbits claimed the city violated constitutional rights by denying a permit for a strip club.

Downtown zoning bans strip clubs but the last strip club at that location was grandfathered in.

However, the city says the Rabbit lost its grandfather status because it didn't apply for permits on time.

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