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Billy Dean's Wantagh Cabaret Application Appeal Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday

North Bellmore strip club owner's suit against Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals for rejecting his Sunrise Highway application is on Nassau County Supreme Court calendar for Wednesday morning.

North Bellmore strip club owner Billy Dean’s against the Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) after it a cabaret application for his planned Wantagh business is scheduled to be heard at Nassau County Supreme Court in Mineola this Wednesday.

Dean’s suit against the town, filed in Nassau County Supreme Court last October, argues that the Hempstead BZA should have never revoked its original June 2010 approval for cabaret usage on 3500 Sunrise Highway in Wantagh. The zoning board decided last March to schedule a of Dean’s application under the name Green 2009, Inc. due to vocal  that mounted against the development as well as a belief that not enough people were notified of the original hearing. Many protests have been held in front of 3500 Sunrise Hwy. in the  last year because of fears that Dean will operate his Wantagh establishment similar to in North Bellmore, which is advertised on its website as Long Island’s No. 1 strip club.

Wednesday’s hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. is being heard by Judge Antonio Brandveen. The law firm retained by the Town of Hempstead to fight Dean’s appeal is Berkman, HenochPeterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C. in Garden City.

"We will absolutely defend the decision of the board vigoursly in court by all means possible," said Town of Hempstead spokesman Mike Deery. 

Dean’s attorney William Cohn could not be reached for comment but said in October that his client’s suit is aimed at reversing the BZA's late August ruling and does not seek any monetary damages from the town. The suit argues that the zoning board "had no basis" for revoking its previous approval of cabaret on 3500 Sunrise Hwy., which Dean acquired in 2009 for $950,000. The property on the corner of Oakland Avenue has had cabaret usage for previously opened bars and restaurants going back to the late 60's, the suit points out.

If Dean, a Commack resident, is able to get the BZA’s decision reversed and be granted a cabaret license, it would enable the 3500 Sunrise Highway business to offer live music, dancing and entertainment. The cabaret usage would not however permit topless or nude entertainment.

Billy Dean’s website provides a link with information that describes the planned business as one that will offer dinner entertainment with audience participation catering to bachelor, bachelorette and birthday parties. Dean  his planned business during a May 18 zoning board hearing as one that would feature “a Las Vegas style feel” with jugglers, knife throwers and dancers.

Rev. Dr. David Adamovich March 04, 2012 at 08:03 PM
I replied in an effort to educate you all: Mr. Wendt, Mr. Ciro and Ms. DeVita, please go here, www.knifethrower.com/patch.html and learn something about the variety arts, variety artists and cabaret performers. Incidentally, I don't come from South Carolina or Michigan. I'm the most famous knife thrower in the world and I live in Freeport, NY. When Mr. Dean opens his club and if I'm asked to perform there, I'd love to have you as my guest so you can appreciate the fine talent of variety artists he plans on bringing in. I say the same thing to all the critics who've been attacking Mr. Dean for something he hasn't done or plan to do, i.e. open a strip club in your lovely town. If you don't like the variety arts then don't go. If Mr. Dean violates the law (HE HASN'T YET — but you obviously wish he does,) and if all your predictions about the future and what type of establishment he opens actually come true then good for you. Go there and shut him down. If he doesn't, however, I suppose you'll feel pretty silly about all the time you wasted attacking him (and me as the "bozo" knife thrower, "low-life" entertainment from Vegas, and no-teeth drunk he-haw in the back of a pick-up truck type individual) when you could have spent that time at home with your family being a productive member of society instead of wasting it on a picket line hoping, wishing and praying Mr. Dean breaks the law so you could have the pleasure of shutting him down. Most Respectively, David R. Adamovich
Rev. Dr. David Adamovich March 04, 2012 at 08:03 PM
I replied in an effort to educate you all: Mr. Wendt, Mr. Ciro and Ms. DeVita, please go here, www.knifethrower.com/patch.html and learn something about the variety arts, variety artists and cabaret performers. Incidentally, I don't come from South Carolina or Michigan. I'm the most famous knife thrower in the world and I live in Freeport, NY. When Mr. Dean opens his club and if I'm asked to perform there, I'd love to have you as my guest so you can appreciate the fine talent of variety artists he plans on bringing in. I say the same thing to all the critics who've been attacking Mr. Dean for something he hasn't done or plan to do, i.e. open a strip club in your lovely town. If you don't like the variety arts then don't go. If Mr. Dean violates the law (HE HASN'T YET — but you obviously wish he does,) and if all your predictions about the future and what type of establishment he opens actually come true then good for you. Go there and shut him down. If he doesn't, however, I suppose you'll feel pretty silly about all the time you wasted attacking him (and me as the "bozo" knife thrower, "low-life" entertainment from Vegas, and no-teeth drunk he-haw in the back of a pick-up truck type individual) when you could have spent that time at home with your family being a productive member of society instead of wasting it on a picket line hoping, wishing and praying Mr. Dean breaks the law so you could have the pleasure of shutting him down. Most Respectively, David R. Adamovich
John March 10, 2012 at 09:45 PM
What nobody seems to have mentioned, is, no matter if the building is outfitted as a winter home for Cirque du Soliel rehearsals, no restaurant/cabaret/ginmill/bar at that location has EVER amounted to anything - hence the need to generate free publicity in any and all media for this recent venture. Unless Mr. Billy has plans for LIRR commuters or tour groups being bussed or limoed in, the place is going to be another failure, because a night club just doesn't make it there. Unlike other incarnations, though, at least this building can be re-used as something else: looks like it would make a good location for a science testing lab or a cemetery monument showroom - both of which wouldn't need a parking variance, as a "low trafficked" business.
RMoore March 12, 2012 at 05:06 PM
COURT HEARING UPDATE NYS SUPREME COURT-NASSAU COUNTY HEARING RESCHEDULED FOR WED. MARCH 14, 2012 9AM JUDGE BRANDVEEN
RMoore March 13, 2012 at 09:35 PM
http://wantagh.patch.com/articles/hempstead-turnpike-sunrise-highway-among-region-s-most-dangerous-roads Hempstead Turnpike, Sunrise Highway Among Region's Most Dangerous Roads REMINDER COURT HEARING UPDATE NYS SUPREME COURT-NASSAU COUNTY HEARING RESCHEDULED FOR WED. MARCH 14, 2012 9AM JUDGE BRANDVEEN RE; CASE-ARTICLE 78; GREEN 2009, INC. 3500 SUNRISE HWY., WANTAGH NY CABARET USE DENIAL

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