TRENTON — Town Board members denied an operator’s license for a
gentlemen’s club at their meeting Tuesday. The plan was to
operate out of the vacant Spearmint Rhino building.
Spearmint Rhino, 1204 E. Highway 33, opened in 2013, but closed
last month. Boro Buzdum, who was the licensed operator for
Spearmint Rhino, requested the operator’s license for a new
Before the Town Board meeting at Town Hall, Chairman Joseph
Gonnering said Buzdum wants to open TNT Gentlemen’s Club out of
the same location.
Buzdum, who owns other businesses in Washington County, said he
was hoping to open the club in August. He said the space is only
licensed for that purpose and it’s the only thing the building
is good for.
“We feel Washington County needs a facility for bachelor
parties,” Buzdum said. “Why drive all the way to Milwaukee? Why
not have a facility here?”
He said West Bend and surrounding areas have several restaurants
and that wouldn’t be a good fit.
“It’s not really a good place for a restaurant,” Buzdum said.
During the meeting, Town Attorney Tim Schoonenberg said he
received a memo from town of Trenton Police Chief Joseph Gabrish
which recommends the Board deny the request based on Buzdum’s
According to Gabrish’s memo, Buzdum pleaded guilty to
second-offense operating while intoxicated in 2014 and had an
OWI violation in 2012. Town Supervisor Jeff Esselmann made a
motion to deny the operator’s license, and board members
“They do whatever they feel is adequate or appropriate,” Buzdum
said after the meeting.
Buzdum had no further comments Tuesday night.
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