Blocking of NE Ind. strip club being appealed

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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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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