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Alcohol license vetoed for Alda juice bar
The small town of Alda has been no stranger to the headlines thanks to the Edge juice bar. From allegations of prostitution to underage stripping and inappropriate touching the strip club is known best for its scandalous escapades.
And its future isn't looking so good.
Illegal activity caused the Edge to lose its liquor license a couple years ago.
That happened under the ownership of Larry Davidson who died in May of 2012.
Current management, asked the Hall County Board of Supervisors for another liquor license because they needed more money coming in.
Well the entire board voted no.
Here in a town of 652 people lies this tiny strip joint.
The Edge. A couple years ago the place had its liquor license revoked for reports of prostitution, underage stripping and inappropriate touching.
The charismatic owner Larry Davidson passed away in May of 2012. Now, his wife Maria Davidson and her sister Adrianna Horta help manage the place.
They applied for a new liquor license to help pay the bills. But after a lengthy report based on a series of interviews conducted by Investigator Lorri Rogers, the application was denied.
"She answered specifically stating that there would be no one else receiving any of the profits, specifically stating that none of the equipment belonged to anyone else. The way she answered those and everything else I found out would be considered a false application with the silent partner and I would not be able to recommend approval of the license," said Rogers.
There's reason to believe the establishment is struggling financially.
Maria Davidson told the investigator she would sell off the infamous mechanical bed because she needed the money.
"After the investigators comments I don't see how as a local governing body could recommend approving this, my position wouldn't change no matter what," said Hall County Supervisor Scott Arnold.
The reason for denial was due to inaccurate and potentially false information provided on the application, but it's no secret illegal activity at the strip club has scarred its reputation.
"I would recommend a show cause hearing in front of the Liquor Commission if it was applied that way for character and reputation," said Rogers.
Since the death of Larry Davidson it was last reported there are only four dancers at the establishment. News 5 tried speaking with Maria. She didn't want to talk on camera, but she's say they'll have to figure out what's next for the establishment.
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