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Oklahoma Vice: City opposes alleged illicit strip club's quest to serve beer

Oklahoma City is protesting Beverly's Blue Fox's application to serve low-point beer, claiming the bar, at 4612 NW 10, has continued to operate as an illicit strip club over the past year.

 Court documents in the case detail police interviews with a confidential informant who described sex acts performed during lap dances at the bar, as well as drug deals in the parking lot.

Lt. Doug Kimberlin, who leads the city's vice unit, said in a court affidavit that he saw dancer's lockers filled with clothing during an unannounced visit to the club in August.  A partially-consumed soft drink was visible next to a chair in a private area of the club for lap dances, indicating recent use, Kimberlin wrote. 

The Blue Fox struck a deal with the city last year that requires it to have a doorman posted at the bar during business hours and to not feature any nudity or prostitution.  In return, Oklahoma City agreed to drop proceedings to have the bar's beverage license revoked. 

Beverly's Blue Fox applied for a new permit to sell low-point beer in Oklahoma County on July 28, according to court records. The club is owned by Beverly Hayes, 71, of Oklahoma City. 

The club surrendered its old low-point beer permit in November. 

A hearing on Oklahoma City's protest of the beverage permit is scheduled for Oct. 18 in Oklahoma County District Court. 

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Brianna Bailey

Brianna Bailey joined The Oklahoman in January 2013 as a business writer. During her time at The Oklahoman, she has walked across Oklahoma City twice, once north-to-south down Western Avenue, and once east-to-west, tracing the old U.S. Route 66.... Read more ›