Town denies license

By AMANDA VOSS - Daily News

July 8, 2015

TOWN of 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 business.

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 record.

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 unanimously approved.

“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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