Strip Clubs Want Longer Hours

posted by John Baibak - 

Three downtown Springfield  strip clubs are seeking a policy change from the city to allow  customers to enter or re-enter the clubs after one a.m.  

They say the  change will help offset the loss of late-night business to the MGM Springfield  casino.  

City lawyers voiced concern about the  request at a hearing, and that another meeting will be held  after officials review nighttime crime data for the downtown area.  

Many  bars can currently stay open until two a.m., but they are not allowed  to admit any new customers, or let customers re-enter after one a.m.

(Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

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