Hearing on proposed strip bar set for Monday

Published 7:38 am Wednesday, June 18, 2003

By By JAN GRIFFEY / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- Niles Township officials have scheduled a public hearing at the request of a pair of Indiana residents who want to open a strip bar in Niles Township.
The meeting is set for Monday at 7 p.m. in the Carlson Lecture Hall at Brandywine High School.
Teresa Kreighbaum, 26551 Hampton Woods Drive, Elkhart, Ind., and John Gould, 18755 Saddle Ridge Road, Granger, Ind., are seeking a liquor license which would allow them to operate at 2622 S. 11th St., Niles, a bar and restaurant with a dance area featuring burlesque shows with topless male and female dancers.
The two are represented by attorney Robert N. Feldman of Niles.
Niles Township officials on May 5 denied a request by the Indiana residents to transfer a liquor license for the facility.
More than 100 Niles area residents attended that meeting, urging township officials to do everything within their legal authority to block the effort to open the strip bar.
However, William Myers, Niles Township supervisor, said, while the proposed developers of the facility attempted to follow state rules for obtaining necessary liquor licenses and permits, they did not follow township ordinances.
Myers said the Indiana residents who want to open the strip bar will be at the meeting and available to answer the questions of Niles area residents.