6 February, 2018
Dixie Divas the third French Quarter strip club to permanently close
Article witten by SCN. Additional content from wgno.com.
NEW ORLEANS -- A third strip club located in the French Quarter has closed its doors permanently closed following multiple law enforcement raids and charges of prostitution and lewd acts.
Dixie Divas and Hunk's Oasis were both scheduled for hearings tomorrow (Feb. 6) before the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, but Dixie Divas has since voluntarily relinquished its alcohol permit. Hunk's Oasis will still go before the ATC tomorrow, but the hearing Hustler's Barely Legal has been moved to Feb. 9.
The closures came after a joint investigation between Louisiana ATC, the Louisiana State Police and the New Orleans Police Department.
ATC investigators working with the NOPD uncovered "multiple incidents of prostitution, lewd acts, and in some cases illegal drug activity at these strip clubs." Although law enforcement said the clubs were raided to target human trafficking, no trafficking arrests have been made.