Birmingham residents appeal strip club ruling

BIRMINGHAM, AL (AP) - The cities of Birmingham, Trussville and a group of citizens have appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court the recent Jefferson County Circuit Court decision that allowed a strip club to operate.

Records show the cities and the Citizens to Protect Derby Parkway filed three separate appeals with the state's high court on March 11.

The 2009 court case in Jefferson County Circuit Court was sparked by the city of Birmingham refusing to issue a club at 2404 Derby Way dance permits and a liquor license transfer.

Sensations opened in Birmingham's Liberty Highlands Neighborhood on Feb. 11.

Opponents say the club attracts the wrong type of people to the area.

Birmingham lawyer Don Blankenship says Sensations remains open for business.

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