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Bar will end stripping, keep license

Silver Slipper to close temporarily starting this week

TOWN OF BELOIT, Wis. - A Town of Beloit strip club that was the subject of concern from police will temporarily close and reopen as a bar without stripping, according to an agreement reached Monday.

The Silver Slipper Saloon at 1901 S. Wisconsin Ave. was facing possible revocation of its liquor license after a shooting in January and more than 70 disturbances over two years, according to Town of Beloit police.

Town of Beloit Administrator Brian Wilson told WISC-TV the attorney for the bar met with the town's attorney and the police chief Monday morning, ahead of a scheduled hearing on the bar's license.

The bar agreed to a license suspension between Thursday and May 4. The bar will close and reopen as a bar. The bar will remove all the facilities that made it a strip club and convert it to a traditional bar operation, according to the agreement. The bar will also maintain security procedures, including the use of surveillance cameras.

The town board approved the deal 3-1. The dissenting board member voiced concern that problems would return after the bar reopens.

The bar will be subject to a scheduled review in June, according to police chief Steve Kopp.


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