Proposed strip club in Las Cruces in planning stages
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A strip club could be opening in the industrial area of Las Cruces after the special use permits have already been requested, according to the city's planning and zoning department.
The proposed "Bronx Club" would be located off of Amador Avenue and Westgate Court far removed from homes.
"It is concerning that it is going to happen," said Las Cruces resident Kristy Fisher. "My children go to school here and we live around here and I don't think it's a good idea for Las Cruces."
The proposed club would be a 4000 square foot building next to the Eros Adult Video and Bookstore.
The city's zoning requires adult businesses be at least a thousand feet away from schools, churches, daycares and residential areas.
The building must also be at least 500 feet away from and businesses selling alcohol.
"Staff will do the review and determine whether those minimum criteria have been met," said Community Development Director David Weir.
Part of the process would also include asking area businesses how the club would affect them.
From there the planning and zoning commission would determine if the strip club would be good for the area.
Las Cruces resident David Griego said it could be positive but it would depend on what happens when and if it opens up.
"People argue those sides as positive and negative and we'll just see what happens," Griego said.
Local 4 News spoke with representatives for the company trying to bring in the club Wednesday afternoon.
The company referred Local 4 News to their attorney who said they will wait until the planning and zoning commission meets on September 25th before making any official comments.
If the commission does not approve the zoning, the applicant can appeal before city council.