Maplewood Ward 3 council member Shawn Faulkingham said in an email to Patch some have noticed that business model has changed from its original dinner show idea.
When asked for comment, Faulkingham sent Patch an email.
Shawn Faulkingham's email to Patch:
"Jumpin' Jupiter's original business plan for me seemed to fit nicely in Maplewood. A couple of dinner shows a night, with different artistic acts such as burlesque or out of the ordinary circus style acts. Sounded like an eclectic, edgy idea, but perfectly acceptable for our Community, as it was kept inside and not viewable by the general public and for adults 21 and older.
I had many people tell me they liked the place, and some that didn't, which was fine either way (can't like everything!).
However, it seems as though JJ's business model has taken a turn, as many constituents and others have noticed, that does not promote what we are trying to accomplish with our Manchester / Sutton District.
Maplewood should never deny a legitimate business; however local government should retain the right to impose ordinances regarding the business which best fits the goals of our Community.
You don't want a "Printers Alley" in the middle of Maplewood; there are areas in Maplewood that are not on our "Main Street" that may be conducive for JJ's new business model, as long as the new business model conforms to local / county / state / federal laws."
Barry Greenberg, the other Ward 3 council member also had a comment when asked. He said Jumpin' Jupiter may be in violation of Maplewood and State regulations.
"Based on what I have heard, Jumping Jupiter’s operation appears to be in violation of the Maplewood Municipal Code, Sections 4-20 and 4-21, available through the link on the City website. They also may be in violation of the Rules & Regulations of the Missouri Division of Liquor Control; specifically, 11 CSR 70-2.130 titled: Retailer’s Conduct of Business – Sections #13 and #14-B."
Greenberg said Sections of the Maplewood Municipal Code 4-20 and 4-21 only define an adult cabaret as a sexually oriented business.
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