No Gentlemen’s Club For Havertown
There will be no strip club planned for the Manoa Shopping Center.
From a post on a message board about Trader Joe’s to tweets or readers emailing the Haverford-Havertown Patch, rumors of a gentlemen’s club going into the Manoa Shopping Center have been spreading.
But you might want to keep those one-dollar bills.
“There is no gentlemen’s club coming to Havertown,” Assistant Township Manager Lori Hanlon-Widdop told Patch after the township commissioners’ meeting on Monday night.
She said that state law requires townships to set aside space for a possible strip club and that space would be an industrial park. An example of an industrial park in Havertown would be where the YMCA will be built (the former bubble gum factory) or Swiss Farms, both on Eagle Road.
But the Manoa Shopping Center is not an industrial park, so even if there was a gentlemen’s club coming into Havertown, it could not set up shop in the center, explained Hanlon-Widdop.
"You can't prohibt (strip clubs) but you have to put them in a certain location," she said.