Woodstock gives massage parlor a break

A Woodstock massage parlor that city officials say employed unlicensed massage therapists will be allowed to reopen once it’s in compliance with the law, and it will keep its business license on a probationary basis.

Kowlong Inc., doing business as the Daily Massage at 300 Village Center Drive, had its massage therapy and business licenses suspended July 17 after an inspection found two unlicensed employees engaging in massage therapy, according to city documents. Had the council revoked the store’s licenses, it would have been unable to reopen for 12 months.

The mayor and City Council conducted a license suspension hearing Monday, July 23, and voted to require the owner, Yi Pan, to show he is in compliance with state and city requirements before being allowed to reopen. The store will be on probation, subject to random inspections, for six months afterwards.