John Suayan, Southeast Texas Record
Feb. 21, 2017
The State of Texas is pursuing legal action against one of the city’s gentleman’s clubs for alleged violations of city and state regulations, recent Harris County District Court records show.
A lawsuit filed Feb. 17 in the Harris County 80th District Court claims that Xplicit Entertainment, LLC, doing business as Xplicit, operates an after-hours strip club located at 9373 Richmond Ave. that lacks proper permits and is privy to criminal activity.
The state asserts that Xplicit does not have a permit from the City of Houston to operate as a sexually oriented business. Xplicit is further faulted for selling and serving alcoholic beverages without a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission-issued permit.
Shootings, aggravated assaults, robberies, and other criminal activity have occurred at the establishment with the most recent incident being the shooting of two people in the parking lot last month, the original petition says.
Consequently, the state seeks temporary and permanent injunctive relief.
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan filed the suit on behalf of the state.
Harris County 80th District Court Case No. 2017-11314