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Owner reacts to possible closing of Horry County adult businesses

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The five strip clubs, and another potential club yet to be cited have a fight ahead after hearing from the Horry County Solicitor that their business - if closed for a year - most likely won't reopen. | WMBF News The five strip clubs, and another potential club yet to be cited have a fight ahead after hearing from the Horry County Solicitor that their business - if closed for a year - most likely won't reopen. | WMBF News

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The five strip clubs, and another potential club yet to be cited have a fight ahead after hearing from the Horry County Solicitor that their business - if closed for a year - most likely won't reopen.

"All I can say on what we've done on the past most of the time if its closed it remains closed," Jimmy Richardson, Horry County Solicitor said.

Michael Rose from the Gold Club said he wants to set up a game plan with the other four businesses facing the nuisance lawsuit.

"I would hope that we are not going to get shut down, and we will be able to prevail on the allegations with the court. But if by chance we are shut down for the 12 months, we will sit tight and come back in 12 months ... that would be my plan," Michael Rose said.

Many of the patrons who visit the adult businesses are golfers.

"I talk to a lot of people ... they come down with their wives, they even golf with the wives. They bring their kids down and make it a family function," Joe Coala from New York said.

Yet, another New Yorker, Daniel Ocasio said he believes the young crowds - guys with a bachelor party are likely to frequent the strip clubs.

Golfer John Kronika said the most important thing is to keep revenue coming in especially with a tourist town such as Myrtle Beach, because the city and county might be coming off to visitors as less friendly to guests.

But one Ohio resident raised a question, "What's next? You get rid of the bikers, get rid of the strip clubs. The golfers? -- That's what creates your revenue," John Kronika questioned.

"Rose suggested the county make the entertainers have business license, like they do in Las Vegas, so if a dancer was caught soliciting sex, they'll be the ones in trouble facing a fine, and not the establishment.

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