A hearing in front of the state liquor control agency focused on Plush Gentlemen’s Club and whether the state should renew the business’ liquor license.
The hearing Wednesday in the Montgomery County commission chambers involved the club’s owner and lawyer as well as two county prosecutors, who were representing the township and the county.
The club has been the subject of scrutiny by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the commander of the Harrison Twp. substation called the club a nuisance during today’s hearing.
“It’s taking all of my resources and now even spilling into outside jurisdictions,” said Capt. Jeremy Roy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
The business’ owner, Nick Virk, said he was heartbroken when he learned Adriaunna Jackson died from gun violence that authorities said stemmed from an argument at the club before the shooting. Virk also said since the shooting happened 24 hours after she was at the club and two miles away that it shouldn’t be tagged as a mark against his business.
“If you're a customer of mine and leave the property and do something, or god forbid, something happens to you, I can't do anything for you once you leave here,” Virk said.
Montgomery County deputies have responded to 189 calls for service to Plush Gentlemen’s Club in the last year, the sheriff’s office said.
Witnesses from both sides were expected to go before the liquor control board officer overseeing Wednesday’s hearing, however a decision is not expected today. The hearing is expected to continue into a future date to be determined.
A written recommendation to the liquor control commissioner on whether to renew the liquor license for the club is expected about two weeks after the conclusion of the hearing.
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