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City Councilman Jeff Danner wants to know the difference between an ‘adult use’ venue and a ‘bikini bar’

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It’s a question that has perplexed me for years: what is the difference between an “adult use” venue and a “bikini bar”? Try as I may to determine the difference — and I have invested considerable time and money into determining the difference between an “”adult use” venue and a “bikini bar” — I am hard pressed to explain the differences.

Fortunately, St. Petersburg City Councilman Jeff Danner is determined to get to the bottom of this vexing issue.  Today, he is proposing a new business item that the Public Services and Infrastructure Committee of the august City Council investigate the actual difference between an “adult use” venue and a “bikini bar.”

I don’t think Danner’s request comes a direct result of Tampa-St. Pete being awarded the 2012 Republican National Convention, rather, it is probably due to establishment of two “bikini bars” in downtown St. Petersburg.  Of course, Saint Petersblog was the only media source reporting on these developments, so, Councilman Danner, please know I am available to present expert testimony before the City Council.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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