City of Seattle files complaint against Jiggles, asks court to shut it down

In a move that has been anticipated ever since owner Robert Davis changed the “G” on the sign to a “J,” his Jiggles Gentlemen’s Club is heading to King County Superior Court.

Today, the City of Seattle’s Attorney’s Office submitted a complaint to King County’s Superior Court against Jiggles (5220 Roosevelt Way NE), saying that the new adult cabaret is in violation of some the city’s zoning codes and building codes.

While the complaint lists a number of Seattle Municipal Codes (SMCs) that Jiggles is in violation of, it is the violation of SMC 23.47A.004 (H), which has grabbed the most attention. This particular city code “requires that new adult cabarets be located 800 feet or more from specified locations where children congregate: schools, child care centers, public parks and open space, and community centers.”

The University Child Development School sits across Roosevelt Way NE from Jiggles, a mere 60 feet away.

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The complaint also lists three other kinder congregation areas within that 800 feet zone (University Heights Center, a YMCA, and a city park).

PubliCola has a story up about the complaint as well, with the added bonus of a full copy of the complaint for you to download and read at your leisure.

And for an inside peek at what goes on at Jiggles, check out this article (“In limbo”) from the University of Washington’s The Daily, out yesterday.

UPDATE (8:38 PM):
The Seattle Times has a story up now, which includes quotes from Jiggles owner Davis’ attorney.

Thank you to both Martha and PubliCola for alerting us to the information in this story.