Strip clubs but not yoga? Studio owner questions phase 4 reopening rules

A Goshen yoga instructor is wondering why a strip club is cleared to open under phase four, but not her studio.

News 12 Staff

Jul 15, 2020, 9:02 PM

Updated 1,407 days ago

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A Goshen yoga instructor is wondering why a strip club is cleared to open under phase four, but not her studio.
The Happy Buddha has been in business on West Main Street in Goshen for five years.
“I’ve been paying on the space for four months empty. I want to come back,” says owner Charleen Predmore.
Predmore says she was blindsided when she was told earlier this month that her yoga studio could not reopen under phase four.
Adding fuel to the fire, the yoga instructor says the strip club a few miles away is allowed to be back in business.
“I am happy these young ladies and men can go back to work, but if they can do it, where is the rationale that I can’t?” asks Predmore.
When it comes to keeping track of who comes in and out of the studio, she says she’s willing and able to do it.
However, Predmore then questions “Do you mean to tell me every guy that goes into a strip club can register and say I was here?“
The owner of Foxes Gentlemen’s Club says they are taking precautions but the business - like restaurants and bars - is not required to document patrons.
A state representative informed News 12 that strip clubs are categorized with restaurants and bars, and are allowed to open for food and beverage service, but not for dancing or stripping.


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