Blocking of NE Ind. strip club being appealed

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — The owners of a proposed strip club blocked by officials in a northeastern Indiana city are taking their case to a federal appeals court after a judge sided with the city.

Owners Alva and Sandra Butler say in court documents that they’re appealing the ruling by a federal judge in Fort Wayne upholding an Angola rezoning decision that placed the proposed club in an area where such businesses are prohibited and an ordinance that tightened restrictions on adult businesses after the Butlers applied.

The Butlers contend the city changed its rules to block their new club.

Angola city attorney Cathleen Shrader didn’t have an immediate comment on the appeal.

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