10 years ago, Destin, strip club were locked in battle

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Ten years ago, Destin was involved in a federal lawsuit after a Georgia-based strip joint owner sued the city for not allowing him to have topless dancing at his club on Mountain Drive.

The Oasis of Destin, now Lucky’s Rotten Apple, was originally a pool hall owned by Phil and Norma Calhoun. When they tried to acquire a liquor license for the establishment in 2008, they were rejected because an old city ordinance prevented liquor from being sold within a certain distance of a cemetery.

Shortly after being denied, Calhoun warned officials he would sell his pool hall to an adult entertainment business, but still nothing changed.

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  • Publisher: Northwest Florida Daily News
  • Author: Sheri Kotzum The Destin Log
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‘Animal House’ Revived Frats’and Their Excesses

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  • Publisher: The Daily Beast
  • Date: 2019-02-10T02:45:46.000Z
  • Author: lewis beale
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Les Moonves, Fired by CBS, Sets Up Shop in Hollywood

And though Mr. Moonves and his former employer are locked in a dispute over $120 million in severance, CBS is paying for the office space that Mr. Moonves now occupies.

The company, Moon Rise Unlimited, operates out of a 10th-floor suite at 9000 Sunset Boulevard, among the tallest buildings in West Hollywood. A glass-sheathed office tower with expansive views of Los Angeles, it can be seen from miles away and is near entertainment industry beehives like Soho House and Chateau Marmont.

Mr. Moonves was forced out of CBS in September after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. In December, the company officially said he was fired, citing ‘willful and material misfeasance, violation of company policies and breach of his employment contract.’