PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Less than 24 hours after a ruling from the Rhode Island Supreme Court, The Foxy Lady will reopen Friday morning.
The club – which has been closed for three weeks since three women were arrested on prostitution charges – is scheduled to open at 11:30 a.m, management confirmed.
They said it will be business as usual, with liquor and food service. The only difference is the downstairs VIP area – which is typically used for private dances – must remain closed per the high court’s ruling. The VIP area is where police said the women were offering sexual acts for money.
Prior to the reopening, the club’s management and attorneys met with lawyers for the city, as well as Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare to discuss how things should operate moving forward.
All employees are welcome to return to work at the Foxy Lady, including the three workers that were arrested if they are found not guilty in court.
Manager Richard Angell says the club will be putting more manpower on the floor and will have all personnel sign off on stricter policies prior to reopening.
“We’re going to do what we did for 40 years,” said Angell. “Just do it better.”