Hours for strip club extended
The Grand Junction Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a conditional-use permit allowing Fantasy gentlemen’s club to operate from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The commission originally approved a permit in February 2009 for the club at 2256 Colex Drive. The permit allowed the club to remain open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
No one spoke in favor of or against the change at Tuesday’s meeting. At city meetings last year where the club was discussed, though, some people in opposition to the club worried the then-5 p.m. open time for the club would be pushed up, including Planning Commissioner Mark Abbott. Abbott was one of two commissioners who voted against the club permit when it came up for a final vote at a Feb. 24, 2009 meeting. He said having alcohol served in the industrial area where the club is located would help nearby workers become intoxicated during the day and possible return to work and cause accidents.
A liquor license was approved for the club in May 2009.
Fantasy is expected to open this summer.