Exotic dancers permitted to return to Gilford lounge
A little more than two years after they withdraw a local lounge owner's permit for exotic dancing, selectmen have awarded an entertainment permit allowing exotic dancers to the owners of the Lakes Region Café and Tavern, which was called the Kings Grant Inn, Cocomo's, and Mardi Gras North.
Drew took the town to court in the 1990s over the issue of exotic dancing, and the town lost its case against exotic dancing in federal court, said Town Administrator Scott Dunn.
Drew and Lyons could not be reached for comment.
The club lost its license with the town and its state liquor license following the October 2011 drug dealing arrests of several dancers at the club. Lyons was not part-owner at the time, and Drew was not managing the club at the time and was cleared of any possible wrongdoing.
Last week, after Drew addressed the board, they granted the license with exotic dancing.
Hayes is still not happy about it.
"I still wish there was some other, better use for that property other than a club with exotic dancers."