She She's and Visions were served with emergency suspensions and ordered to stop serving alcohol pending an emergency hearing; Passions was already under a consent agreement after violations. ATC officials said Friday's raids came after "an extended undercover investigation The same allegations -- prostitution and narcotics -- were leveled against those clubs as well as illegal touching of customers at some of the clubs.
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The ATC had ly refused to renew itsalthough Passions was not serving alcohol when the raids occurred Friday night, Legier said. Lombard may also move to revoke Passions' premiseLegier said, which would prevent the club from operating with or without alcohol.
The business has frustrated anti-human trafficking advocates and authorities for years. A former dancer there filed an affidavit in a court case, alleging the club employed underage dancers.
An earlier investigation found prostitution so commonplace that an undercover agent was propositioned without asking, according to state records. She She's is located in a small shopping center at Chef Menteur Highway.
All three clubs were closed Monday evening. At Visions, a told visitors that the club was closed until Wednesday for renovations.
At Passions, a "for sale" was on the building. Legier said in an that there was one arrest related to Friday's raids, and "several warrants were issued but suspects were not found on site. There were no arrests in the French Quarter raids, though four of the clubs that were raided eventually closed. It is not clear when the New Orleans East clubs will reopen. Visions and She She's are entitled to hearings to lift the suspensions.
Such hearings typically result in a consent agreement that calls for the club not to have further violations and adopt security protocols. Edit Close.
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