Hands Off! No More Lap Dances at East Hartford Club

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East Hartford has successfully distanced itself from customers getting any closer to adult entertainers.

A federal court settlement has mandated that Kahoots, the town's only strip club, comply with most parts of a town ordinance that prevents entertainers from making any physical contact with customers, the Hartford Courant reports. And that will mean no lap dances and no slipping bills into dancers' clothing. Tips will be collected in a jar.

The club filed two lawsuits against the town, one challenging the constitutionality of the 2008 ordinance, the other lobbying to be allowed to expand to a second location on Pitkin Street.

In the settlement agreement between the club's and the town's lawyers, Kahoots will have to comply with nearly all of the requirements and will not open a second club, the newspaper reports.

A manager at the club declined to comment for the Courant's story, and the newspaper could not reach Kahoots' lawyer for comment.


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