Thursday, March 4, 2021
Strip clubs will be able to reopen in Baltimore City starting on Friday.
This comes days after the Penthouse Club owner filed a lawsuit, claiming the city’s ban on adult entertainment violates the First Amendment.
Owners of adult entertainment establishments also protested the city’s COVID-19 restrictions that mandated the continued closure of their businesses.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott’s Office released a statement Wednesday night saying: “The City updates its executive orders based on trends in the City’s COVID-19 reopening indicators, as it has throughout the pandemic. This has included, at times, reopening different types of establishments while providing clear requirements for those businesses to operate – including use of face coverings, social distancing, and other relevant guidance. The City will continue to enforce its executive order, and establishments allowed to open will need to follow all relevant health and safety guidance from the CDC, State of Maryland, and City of Baltimore.”
The new rules go into effect Friday at 3 p.m.