Homeowners Protest Planned Cabaret In Wantagh

WANTAGH, NY (WCBS 880) – Dozens of Wantagh homeowners will be taking to the street to protest a planned cabaret in their neighborhood.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs strips down the story

They’re angry that a known strip club operator has been granted the right to open the cabaret.

“It’s within feet of houses that have children in them. It’s right in a residential area,” says resident and protest organizer Kevin Milano. “They tell the community, ‘but he promised us he wouldn’t run a strip club.’ You know, I always told them, and I said it right to them, I said, ‘That’s like issuing a murderer a gun permit on his word.'”

Milano and other residents of this Long Island community fear the club owner will turn the business into a strip joint and they’re calling on the town to pull its license to operate.

“We have to stop it. Once it opens, we’re doomed,” says Milano.

Some residents are threatening to sell their homes if the club opens.

The town has already granted the cabaret license, one that restricts nude dancing.

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  • peggy s.

    bart simpson…where do you live? obviously not in wantagh

  • Kathy Volz

    We cannot afford to have our Town Inspectors and county Police Officers
    monitor this establishment.
    Based on the Zone of Appeals, no nudity is allowed here.
    Close it down Angie Cullin.

  • Bartsimpson

    So if Nude Dancing is prohbited, what is the concern??

    • Michael H.

      The same slippery slope argument all these NIMBY twits are always screaming about.

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