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Lap Dances, Other Violations Cause Gipson's Bar and Grill to Close

Gipson's Bar and Grill permanently closed at 5 p.m. Monday in anticipation of the City of Douglasville revoking the restaurant's alcohol retail sales license.

Gipson's Bar and Grill permanently closed at 5 p.m. Monday in anticipation of the City of Douglasville revoking the restaurant's alcohol retail sales license. Owners of Gibson's preempted a public hearing on the matter, scheduled for Monday evening's City Council meeting, by writing a letter (attached) to the Mayor and City Council voluntarily surrendering their alcohol retail sales license. The letter also notified the Council of the bar's closing.

Chief Assistant City Attorney Suzan Littlefield addressed the City Council (video attached) during Monday's meeting, stating that if a public hearing had been held, the City would have presented evidence that Gipson's offered lap dances for customers without an adult entertainment license. The bar was also accused of selling alcoholic beverages to minors on three occasions and failed to pay pouring tax fees and make monthly sales reports.

Robert Hungate September 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Good Riddance!
Lynn Hubbard September 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Ditto, I hate seeing stores close, but this one I won't miss.
Lee Ann Wehunt September 18, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Sorry Jim and Lester, but it was time. No more level 1.
John Barker (Editor) September 18, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Hey Doyle, Please do not curse on our site or you will be permanently banned.
Tommye Braun September 18, 2012 at 07:06 PM
about time!
Bruce September 19, 2012 at 07:50 PM
There is a vote in November, 2012 to allow more booze in Douglas County. You can vote YES or you can vote NO. You can also vote for or against the Douglas County Chairman who approved this vote. You can also vote for or against the Douglas County Sheriff who is part of this.
DeAnna May 08, 2013 at 08:25 PM
I used to play in a band there in the 90s. It was a shady place then, and apparently stayed that way.
Stephan Johnstonsonton May 09, 2013 at 01:52 AM
Some people like it in the shade,If you dont like it dont go in the place.I am Pro freedom.Nothing they did at Gibsons affected me or my property so why should I care if they get drunk and lap dance, gamble howl at the moon what ever.Just like nothing I do on my property or behind the door of my home affects any of you.You sound like a bunch of cackiling old hens at a church social.Morals are between you and GOD,Not GOD,Government and you.Shame on those of you that praise Government for forcing a private business out.Especailly you BRUCE!!!!!
Bruce May 11, 2013 at 07:24 PM
What bothers me is that people drive to a place like G. and drink. Then they get in their car and drive home. When people are on a public road and they have been drinking, then it is our business. Look at how many wrecks and deaths happen each year because people drink and drive.
Robert Hungate May 11, 2013 at 09:38 PM
People drink and drive from most all restaurants in Douglasville. Gipsons (if you wanted to call it a restaurant) was operating outside the law. If you want to go to these type of establishments, try Cheshire Bridge Road in Atlanta (at least for now). Let's face it folks, it ain't happening in Douglasville.

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