Pink Pony’s lawsuit against Brookhaven dismissed

A suit filed by a DeKalb County strip club against the city of Brookhaven, had been thrown out.

Monday Superior Court Judge Courtney L. Johnson dismissed the Pink Pony’s suit, which claimed the city’s ordinance to regulate sexually oriented businesses would put the club out of business.

The club filed the suit in May after the city adopted an ordinance that would prohibit nude dancing, with or without serving alcohol.

At the time of the filing, city officials said the ordinance would not be enforced until a judge ruled on the suit.

“The city is very pleased that the DeKalb County Superior Court upheld Brookhaven’s sexually-oriented business regulations,” Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis said Tuesday in an email statement. “This confirms that the city’s regulations satisfy constitutional standards.”

The club, which opened in 1991, is just off Buford Highway near the heavily traveled corridor of I-85 and Druid Hills Road. On Dec. 17, 2012, the club fell under the authority of the newly incorporated city of Brookhaven.