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Adult entertainment club on Arch Street denied permit

The Little Rock Planning Commission rejected a proposal that would have placed an adult entertainment club at 10305 Arch Street, at the intersection with Dixon Road in the Landmark community near East End.

                According to documents from the planning commission, the applicant stated that “he plans to build a two-story structure…consisting of approximately 7,000 square feet. The owners will use the building, Sky Bar, as a private club restaurant and bar.”  The document continues, stating, “as a secondary amenity for customers’ entertainment, each level will have a runway elevated above the floor where female entertainers will occasionally dance in a burlesque fashion to music.”

                The proposal also explained the business would be open from 11 a.m. to 5 a.m. seven days a week. It would also contain electronic games, pool tables, 70-inch TVs and would hold about 150 patrons.

                During a meeting on Jan. 31, the planning department staff shared with the board and audience members their findings and recommended a denial of the application. Several residents of the area were there and also spoke against the club’s presence in the community. State Sen. Linda Chesterfield, who lives in the neighborhood closest to the proposed site, said, “We don’t want this in our community. We are a quiet community and we do not want the distraction of a sex-oriented business. If they (the owners) want it that bad, then put it where they live.”  

For more on this story, see the February issue of The East Ender.

 

Investigation continues in shooting on Lorance

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, Saline County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives responded to the 2000 block of Lorance Drive in East End for a report of a shooting involving two victims.

                Deputies arrived and found a 23-year-old woman and her 1-month-old daughter had been shot inside their home. Deputies provided first aid to the woman and infant, and they were then transported by ambulance to area hospitals.

                The infant was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.  She was later discharged from the hospital and is now recovering well, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. The mother was released from the hospital after receiving treatment for superficial injuries only.

                Criminal Investigation Division detectives continue to investigate the shooting. Detectives ask that anyone having information regarding this incident please contact them at 501-303-5647 or 501-303-5648.  Additionally, anonymous tip information may be left at 501-303-5744.