Leeds strip clubs refused licence renewal still standing empty one year on

An interesting little article just published reflecting on the fact that in the wake of the ‘moral crusade’ to get a number of Leeds striptease clubs shut down (before the Tour de France), the clubs concerned still stand vacant. The article poses the question as to whether a vacant premise is worse for the reputation and image of the city than a thriving strip club. A question that might be raised about any number of premises that authorities seemingly want to drive off our High Streets: betting shops, charity shops, poundshops etc….

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/time-for-some-naked-ambition-over-former-leeds-lapdancing-venues-1-7215692

On the Leeds saga, see also:

https://sevlicensing.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/leeds-clubs-lose-judicial-review/

https://sevlicensing.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/three-leeds-sexual-entertainment-venues-lose-licence/

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