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By early it was clear that the federal court battle over North Ave. In February the parties submitted the so-called one-for-four settlement to the court for approval. The settlement, finalized this week, wraps up a four-year battle over opening more strip ts in Bridgeport.
Getting There: Do you feel safe riding Metro-North? Foster was among community leaders who have come together to urge a crackdown on sex-oriented businesses.
The city in denied Regensburger a zoning permit for North Ave. In the meantime the Finch administration sought to better regulate adult entertainment through tougher zoning laws and city ordinances aimed at keeping sexually oriented businesses out of residential neighborhoods. Now a Washington, D. In-Depth Coverage. The city's strip club settlement did not please Mary-Jane Fostera one time Finch supporter turned rival.
In fact, it could be argued Joseph Regensburger and his associates got what they'd wanted all along -- permission to open a new club, Rapture, at North Ave. But Mayor Bill Finch 's administration hardly gave away the store. He must apply for building permits.
The building, according to court records, is being foreclosed on by millionaire developer Manuel "Manny" Moutinho.
At least one strip club aficionado, a year-old former Connecticut resident who writes a strip club blog using the pseudonym "Peter Tips", said a high-end gentlemen's club is just what Bridgeport needs. The Bob Dylan concert in Connecticut that history forgot.
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But before those were adopted Regensburger and his business partners submitted zoning applications to open strip clubs at four additional locations: Allure at East Main St. All were denied, so the property owners filed multiple zoning appeals, swamping the city with litigation.
Now he's a school superintendent. And Russell Capozziello Sr. Schmidt said the city had no choice but to take that handful of zoning appeals seriously, regardless of the intent.
I'm not worried," Regensburger said. In return, one trouble magnet -- Club Allure on East Main Street, site of a drive-by shooting -- will be permanently closed, and property restrictions will keep that address and three others from being used for exotic dancing or other adult entertainment.
Gentlemens he proposed a zoning swap to Finch -- Regensburger would transfer his adult entertainment rights for Allure to North Ave. He even erected a outside of Allure -- unpopular with many residential neighbors -- that read, "We want to relocate. In exchange Regensburger and partners Gus CurcioJulia Kish and Richard Urban withdrew their zoning appeals over the four other strip club applications and also ed property restrictions legally preventing those locations from housing adult entertainment in the future. In fact, noted Schmidt, Allure -- which Regensburger also owned -- will be replaced with a new building with scruple floor retail and eight apartments.
Regensburger now has zoning approval to move ahead with North Avenue.