Cabaret Strip Club Might Reopen – East El Paso “Gentlemen” Rejoice
The Cabaret Gentleman’s Club has been a fixture on Montana in central El Paso for decades. The County Attorney's office got a Temporary Restraining Order against the Cabaret on February 22 and shut down the Cabaret. Officials say they took that action because an investigation by the Texas Alcoholic and Beverage Commission, the El Paso Police Department’s Vice Unit, and law enforcement partners at the Texas Anti-Gang Center found illegal activities happening inside the club. They allege that drug possession and delivery of narcotics, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, prostitution and the sale of alcohol without a license have all been going on inside the club.
The County Attorney's Office says that residents in the central El Paso neighborhood where The Cabaret is located have been "complaining about illegal activity at the establishment and asking authorities to do something about this adult club located in the middle of a densely populated area.
A hearing yesterday ended with the county working with the attorneys for the club to come to an agreement on changes that will allow the Cabaret to open back up.
The next hearing on the case will be April 3 and the County Attorney’s office says they need to see if they can figure out how to get the club’s owners to stop criminal activity from going on there.
Sebastian Nunez, the Cabaret’s lawyer, said the club owners have agreed to do small things like get better security for the club.
If the club owners make the necessary changes, they could be open for business again.