The ABC has scheduled an August hearing date for 202 Market, the Roanoke restaurant where a fund-raising event last winter led to a strip-tease. The latest from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.
By all accounts, River Laker pulled an unexpected striptease during the Valentini fund-raiser at 202 Market February 4th. A YouTube video, since deleted, showed Laker placing flowers in a bicycle helmet (as seen in this story’s photo), then stripping down to nothing but that helmet strategically placed. Surprise or otherwise, nudity is not permitted in Virginia restaurants serving mixed drinks. So 202 Market faces a hearing next month, charged with violating the state liquor code. The outcomes can range anywhere from dismissal of the charge to alcohol license suspension or revocation. The hearing is scheduled for 1:00 PM August 17th at the ABC’s Roanoke Region office.