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Doraville Wins Latest Round In Legal Battle With Adult Club

The legal wrangling between Doraville and the Oasis strip club over the city's alcohol ordinance goes back to DeKalb Superior Court.
The legal wrangling between Doraville and the Oasis strip club over the city's alcohol ordinance goes back to DeKalb Superior Court.
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Georgia’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that Oasis Goodtime Emporium, an adult club in Doraville, can’t sell alcohol if it continues to allow nudity.

The city of Doraville has an ordinance that bans alcohol sales in places considered “sexually oriented businesses” or that feature nude dancing. The ordinance, however, does allow semi-nude dancing.

Jill Chambers, the director of Oasis, and a former Georgia state representative, said Oasis has become an artistic venue and no longer fits under the “sexually oriented business” ordinance.

“We are a mainstream performance venue that features performances that do showcase the human form, but the shows that I produce are not nude shows. They are burlesque shows,” Chambers said.

Chambers said Oasis shouldn’t have to follow the injunction because it isn’t breaking any rules.

The case will go back to DeKalb County Superior Court, where Justice Asha Jackson will hear the trial.

The city of Doraville declined to comment for this story.