[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Old Bridge as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Live Adult Entertainment at Premises Licensed to Serve Alcohol
[Adopted 8-28-1995 by Ord. No. 40-95]
The purpose of this article is to eliminate live adult entertainment (commonly known as "go-go") from premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages within the Township of Old Bridge. Premises which presently conduct such entertainment are temporarily exempted from this article. In the event the license of any such premises is transferred person-to-person or place-to-place, the provisions of this article shall then apply.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- LIVE ADULT ENTERTAINMENT (COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS "GO-GO DANCING")
- Dancing by males or females, wherein clothing in the nature of bathing suit or other scant attire is worn. Go-go dancers so attired perform suggestive dance while patrons consume alcoholic beverages at licensed facilities. (The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control has promulgated regulations banning "lewd or immoral activity" at licensed premises.)
Except as otherwise allowed under this article, no premises within the Township of Old Bridge which are licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption ("C" licenses, "Broad C" licenses, or club licenses) may present, conduct, or permit the presentation of live adult entertainment.
Those premises within the Township of Old Bridge which are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption ("C" licenses, "Broad C" licenses, or club licenses) which conducted live adult entertainment on or before June 19, 1995, may, notwithstanding § 14-3 of this article, continue to conduct such live adult entertainment. Premises which qualify for this temporary exemption shall be prohibited from conducting, presenting, or permitting the presentation of live adult entertainment upon a transfer of the license authorizing alcoholic beverages for consumption (whether such transfer be a person-to-person transfer or a place-to-place transfer).
Any transfer of a license which permits the consumption of alcoholic beverages ("C" license, "Broad C" license, or club license) shall hereafter be made only upon the express condition that no live adult entertainment (as defined in § 14-2 of this article) shall be permitted at the licensed premises. This section shall not preclude the Township Council from imposing such additional conditions as it deems appropriate at the time of voting on such proposed transfer.
Following adoption, a true copy of this article shall be mailed by certified and regular mail to every licensee of a licensed premises at which alcoholic beverages are delivered for on-premises consumption ("C" type license, "Broad C" type license, and club licensee).