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County demands Midway District strip club stop 'live entertainment' over health orders

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Posted at 5:29 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 21:09:40-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego County has served Pacers Showgirls International with a cease and desist order in violation of health orders days after San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham was stabbed outside the strip club.

The county's letter says the Midway District strip club was allowing "live entertainment," like exotic dancing, "in violation of the Order of the State Health Officer and County Order of the Health Officer and Emergency Regulations."

Under the county's current tier for California's pandemic guidance, San Diego County restaurants are allowed to operate outdoor in-person dining and indoor in-person dining at 25% capacity, but live entertainment is not allowed.

The county's letter says if the strip club doesn't suspend its entertainment, it can receive a misdemeanor citation and $1,000 fine for each violation. The facility could be ordered to close as well.

The order says the violations were reported after Pham was stabbed in the parking lot outside the strip club on Sunday night.

San Diego Police said Pham was involved in an altercation. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Pham said the experience was, "very traumatic and eye-opening experience for me, I’m on the road to recovery and I know I’ll be back to my offseason training routine in no time."

Anyone with information on the stabbing is asked to call SDPD at 619-692-4800.