In 2002, the Minneapolis Planning Commission amended a local zoning ordinance with a simple goal in mind: to shutter the few remaining strip clubs located outside the city's designated adult-entertainment district. As a practical matter, the move affected just two establishments—BJ's Lounge on West Broadway, and the 22nd Avenue Station, located across the river in Northeast. In the ensuing legal scrum, BJ's agreed to discontinue topless dancing by the end of this year. But the 22nd Avenue Station decided to fight back, arguing that the city's position was predicated on unfair assumptions... More >>>