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Bar owner fighting new rules from Drain City Council

The owner of a topless bar in Drain said he’s sticking to his guns after the city council passed new rules that put his business in jeopardy.

Posted: Aug 7, 2020 6:33 PM

DRAIN, Ore. – The owner of a topless bar in Drain said he’s sticking to his guns after the city council passed new rules that put his business in jeopardy.

Last Saturday, the Drain City Council passed a law saying all businesses have to apply for a license, and strip clubs can’t be less than 500 feet from a place where children gather, including churches.

Top of the Bowl, however, is next-door to a church.

Owner Rik Marin said he and his girlfriend opened Top of the Bowl to help save the bowling alley on the first floor. It’s been there since the 60s and was struggling to pay its bills.

The club on the other hand is getting busier by the day.

“We built it so it’s nicer than any other places around, and people that all come here say it’s the best vibe, we love it here,” Marin said. “Even just last night we had a whole group of people. They had live performances, they had people up on stage, they were singing, the girls were dancing, and everybody had a great time.”

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