A Central El Paso strip club is permanently shut down following years of alleged illegal activity.
As KTSM previously reported, El Paso County Attorney’s Office filed a temporary restraining order against The Cabaret in February.
According to a news release, the club is accused of “repeated” violations including prostitution, sale and storage of alcohol without a license, sale and storage of alcohol without a license, and one aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Officials say the club’s owners and El Paso County Attorney’s Office signed an agreement to permanently shut it down.
The settlement ensures that the business will not re-open and that the owners will not be able to open any “sexually oriented business unless properly licensed by the City of El Paso.”
“Residents in the area had been complaining about alleged illegal activities happening at this bar, and asked for our assistance in making this area more secure and friendlier to families,” El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal said.
Officials say the owners also agreed not to open any other business named “Cabaret” in any other location, and are required to pay a $4,000 fine within 90 days of the date of the order.
“Although our ultimate goal is not to shut down businesses but to work with owners to correct nuisances, we feel very pleased with the resolution of this case,” Bernal said. “The closing of this bar will help improve the living conditions of residents in the area, and law enforcement agencies won’t have to divert resources to police this establishment.”