A state appeals court says an exotic dance club in Winnebago County is operating illegally.
Stars Cabaret is along I-41 in the town of Neenah.
The 2nd District Court says the owners knowingly opened in 2006 in violation of county rules. The county has setback standards from residential areas and strip clubs aren’t allowed to serve alcohol.
A federal court earlier ruled that the county’s permitting rules were unconstitutional, but it upheld the setback and no-alcohol provisions.
The owners of Stars argued that all of the county’s rules were unconstitutional. The attorney for Stars says he’s considering appealing to the state Supreme Court, and there’s a 30-day deadline to file.