While an application to transform Route 75's Pool Table Magic into a topless bar was shot down on a technicality last week at a special planning and zoning commission, the application is expected to come before the town again.
Commission members voted to reject Pool Table Magic owner Mark Kulungian's application based on their finding that he submitted the wrong application.
Despite the type of application he files, however, Windsor Locks First Selectman Steve Wawruck said Monday night that Kulungian's proposal isn't a good fit for the town.
"I don't feel, as a resident (of Windsor Locks), that it has any place in this town," said Wawruck after the planning and zoning commission's meeting Monday. "It just doesn't fit the character. It's not a part of the fabric of this town."
Wawruck continued, saying the addition of the proposed gentlemen's club could create a less-than-savory environment on the turnpike.
"There's 1,500 hotel rooms here in Windsor Lock. We're a mini city. And with 1,500 hotel rooms, to put that type of establishment in the mix, it's just going to lead to other problems," Wawruck said.
Those problems, according to Wawruck, include prostitution, drugs and human trafficking.
A group of residents, formed as Windsor Locks Citizens for a Safe Community (WLCSC), recently expressed similar concerns over Kulungian's proposal.
Monday night, the Windsor Locks planning and zoning commission voted to schedule a special meeting for the evening of March 14.
At that meeting, a public hearing will be held to get a feel for the stance of the public and begin discussion on the possibility of enacting a moratorium on sexually-oriented businesses in town.