WEST BABYLON, L.I. (WPIX)—The struggle between a West Babylon town and a a strip club that refuses to close its doors has escalated once again.
A Babylon official tacked a brightly colored "unlawful Building Structure" notice on the Long Island Cafe's front door, making it a Class A misdemeanor for people to enter, punishable by up to a year in prison.
West Babylon officials went back to the judge who had signed the order of closure and complained.
Residents had reported loud and drunken patrons in the parking lot, and have long protested the existence of an adult-oriented business in their community. However, the owner claims he hasn't closed his club because he feels he is being unfairly targeted, and that the owners of similar local establishments are being left alone.