A Cabaret (Class A) is defined as a business providing dance performance or other live entertainment, excluding theaters, liquor establishments, and public dance halls.
Effective December 4, 2002, Council File #02-871 - "An ordinance rescinding the requirement that cabaret license applicants hold restaurant licenses. LC426.01(a) No person shall engage in the business of operating a cabaret or adult cabaret without a license as provided for in this chapter. No license issued under this chapter shall be transferable from one (1) person, business, corporation, or location to another. Holders of restaurant licenses for non-liquor serving establishments shall not be required to obtain cabaret licenses, provided there are two (2) or fewer entertainment events in a month, and these events do not exceed twelve (12) in a year. This section does not apply to liquor-serving establishments which are required to obtain an entertainment license pursuant to LC411."
An Adult Cabaret (Class B) is defined as providing dancing or other live entertainment, and excluding minors by virtue of age, or if such dancing or other live entertainment is distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on the presentation, display, depiction, or description of "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas." No obscene work shall be allowed.
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