Owner of proposed Wantagh cabaret appears at town Board of Appeals

As News 12 has reported, there has been a fight over Billy Dean's Cabaret since 2011.

As News 12 has reported, there has been a fight over Billy Dean's Cabaret since 2011. (10/13/16)

WANTAGH - The owner of a proposed controversial cabaret in Wantagh appeared before the Hempstead Town Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday to ask for permission to open his business.

As News 12 has reported, there has been a fight over Billy Dean's cabaret since 2011.

The Town of Hempstead first rejected plans for the cabaret on Sunrise Highway. In 2014, a federal court upheld the town's decision, but an appeals judge ordered that Dean be given one more hearing by Hempstead.

Dean insists the cabaret would not involve any nudity, and claims he would offer family friendly entertainment.

"I'm willing to sign that covenant, no nudity, no topless, no bottomless, no adult entertainments, but yet they still seem to protest,” he says.

Residents who are opposed to the plan say they don't like the idea of alcohol being served at the club, and they believe the cabaret will bring their property values down.

"It's going to remarkably increase the traffic through the surrounding neighborhoods in off-peak hours,” says Sean Hanney, of Seaford

The board will make a decision about the fate of the business in the next few weeks.

Dean says if he is turned down again by the board, he'll sue the town in federal court claiming that his civil rights were violated as a businessman,

 

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

1 Rangers riding 3-game winning steak into 2nd round of playoffs
The judge gave Steven Romeo a conditional discharge, 2 Truck driver in fatal limo crash takes plea deal, avoids jail time
Amtrak says it plans to fix the aging 3 Plan to fix Penn Station problems could affect LIRR riders
Detectives say the driver of a white Jeep 4 Police release pictures of SUV involved in parkway flasher incident
Cesar Gonzalez-Mugaburu is accused in a 17-count indictment 5 Jurors deliberate for 3rd day in foster father sex abuse trial

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Residents rallied Saturday in Wantagh against a proposed Residents rally against proposed cabaret in Wantagh

Residents rallied Saturday in Wantagh against a proposed cabaret that has been seeking to open

The Town of Hempstead is now requiring all Town of Hempstead passes restaurant window law

The Town of Hempstead is now requiring all new restaurants to have windows on all

The owner of Billy Dean's Showtime Cafe in Cabaret owner says town ordinance targets him

The Town of Hempstead has a new ordinance that requires new restaurants to have windows,

Residents rail against planned Wantagh strip club

A group of Wantagh residents are livid over plans to open a strip club near

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE