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Valley Brook continues to ponder all-nude strip club

The Valley Brook town trustees met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of an all-nude strip club in the tiny Oklahoma City suburb.
by Andrew Knittle Modified: October 8, 2013 at 11:32 pm •  Published: October 9, 2013

Town trustees here on Tuesday voted unanimously to allow developers to continue with plans to open an all-nude strip club in the tiny Oklahoma City suburb.

The owners of existing topless bar Little Darlings, the largest club in Valley Brook, are planning to renovate a shopping center and open an all-nude strip establishment in the small town.

There is already signage in place and town leaders, including the police chief, seem to support the addition of the new business.

A small group at Tuesday's meeting expressed concerns about the trustees allowing the club owners to move forward, but they appeared to be outnumbered by supporters.

Town attorney Bob Thompson spoke at length about why an all-nude club would have little impact on Valley Brook. The owner of Little Darlings, along with a small team of lawyers, sat in the audience with several town residents and police officers.

Thompson said dancers at the existing clubs in Valley Brook already “wear the bare minimum” when they perform. He said allowing dancers to go totally nude wouldn't really change too much in the town, which is known in the Oklahoma City area for its high concentration of strip clubs.

“It won't have anymore of an impact — on the people that choose not to go into these places — than it does now,” Thompson said. “Unless you choose to go in there, you're not going to notice the difference.”

Resident speaks out

One Valley Brook resident spoke out against the idea of allowing the new strip club to open.

Jim Watts, a town resident for nearly 40 years, said he was most disgusted that Valley Brook Police Chief Mike Stamp “was behind all of this.”

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by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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