HOUSTON – The State of Texas is pursuing legal action
against one of the city’s gentleman’s clubs for alleged violations of city and
state regulations, recent Harris County District Court records show.
A lawsuit filed Feb. 17 in the Harris County 80th District
Court claims that Xplicit Entertainment, LLC, doing business as Xplicit, operates
an after-hours strip club located at 9373 Richmond Ave. that lacks proper
permits and is privy to criminal activity.
The state asserts that Xplicit does not have a permit from
the City of Houston to operate as a sexually oriented business. Xplicit is
further faulted for selling and serving alcoholic beverages without a Texas
Alcoholic Beverage Commission-issued permit.
Shootings, aggravated assaults, robberies, and other
criminal activity have occurred at the establishment with the most recent
incident being the shooting of two people in the parking lot last month, the
original petition says.
Consequently, the state seeks temporary and permanent
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan filed the suit on behalf
of the state.
Harris County 80th District Court Case No. 2017-11314