According to Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross, a firestorm of citizen concern is accompanying the imminent opening of the “P Club,” a restaurant at the former location of Bennigan’s on Wilson Blvd. across the street from the Falls Church city limits.In response to widespread hearsay that the restaurant will be a “strip club,” Gross told the News-Press, the establishment will be “monitored very closely” by county officials, and that after two visits inside the premises by county zoning administrators, “there is no indication that anything other” than eating and dancing will occur there, she said.
The owners have had an application for an eating establishment approved, and an Alcoholic Beverage Control permit was granted Tuesday. A separate permit for a dance floor has not yet been granted. The “P Club” is owned by the same parties that closed their “Paper Moon” restaurant at the Eden Center in Falls Church recently amidst concerns over the activities that could take place there. Meanwhile, this Monday the Falls Church City Council gave final approval to a new ordinance tightening restrictions on “adult use businesses” in the City.