Citizens for a Greater Destin looking to hire lawyer to deter strip club

Strip club

The site of the former Pottery World on Airport Road could be the future home of an adult entertainment club based on discussions that have taken place at City Hall.

Kathy Harrison | The Log
Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 02:05 PM.

The citizens of Destin are looking to lawyer up in their fight with developers of the city’s first strip club.

And to accomplish that, they are actively seeking donations from the community.

"We need funding to pay for legal fees and filing fees," said resident Patti Terjak, who is leading the group Citizens for a Greater Destin (CGD).

The group formerly known as the Destin Residents Against the Adult Cabaret (DRAAC) may have changed its name but they have not had a change of heart. Now officially called the Citizens for a Greater Destin, the group of concerned residents continues its work to block the club from moving to Destin.

"DRAAC sounded kind of ugly, unlike the beautiful, peaceful Destin we know," said Terjak, "We didn't want our name to be negative; we want people to know that we're positive and we stand for something."

Terjak says the newly-revamped group has more than 250 members and is gaining more daily as they continue to draw their proverbial line in the sand against the club.

It may be an uphill battle, though, with city leaders saying their hands are tied, and developers making progress toward opening a 5,000 square foot club on Airport Road.

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