MERIDEN, Kan. | Officials in a northeast Kansas county say a controversial strip club will not be allowed to open in their area.
The Jefferson County Commission voted Wednesday night to deny a permit for the strip club on the outskirts of Meriden.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the proposed site of the restaurant, bar and strip club also is less than 1,000 feet from Jefferson West High School.
Hundreds of people had turned out at earlier meetings to object to the proposal from Lawrence developer Zach Snyder.
Commissioner Roy Dunnaway says the proposed site along a busy highway was the main reason for denying the permit. He says the area along Kansas 4 has a high accident and fatality rate, in part because it has several ramps that drivers find confusing.