Topless dancing at Endless Music club irks nearby San Antonio Christian Schools

KSAT Defenders get hidden camera video inside club

SAN ANTONIO - Endless Music, a club on the far North Side, is once again riling its neighbors at a nearby Christian school.

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Endless Music is not licensed as a sexually oriented business, but the school complains that what is going on inside is not what should be happening near a school.

In a hidden camera investigation, the KSAT 12 Defenders captured a number of female dancers without tops inside Endless Music.

Right down the street is the sprawling rural campus of San Antonio Christian Schools, where kids in plaid and khaki run on the playground.

SACS teacher Pam Lutrell said the school believed for a while this was a dance club.

"We were told otherwise and that's why we called (the Defenders)," Lutrell said. “I was shocked that they had opened again because the law says a sexually oriented business should not be this close to an educational facility.”

Lutrell said even though the club is open after school hours, there are activities on campus after dark.

“Our buses may be coming back from a football game in another town and arrive here at 1 a.m. or 2 a.m.” Lutrell said. “And then we have to worry about the traffic on Redland Road from people who have been drinking too much alcohol and participating in activities such as they have. There are places they can go and conduct the business they want to conduct, but right in our back door is not where they need to be."

Raul Membreno is the SACS student council president.

"You want to provide an environment that's for learning and I don't think that Endless Music is doing that," Membreno said.

The KSAT 12 Defenders showed the hidden camera video to Rod Sanchez, the director of Development Services, the city department that regulates the uses of properties. Sanchez said if Endless Music is operating as a sexually oriented business, it is violating its certificate of occupancy.

"What we saw in the video concerns me, so we are definitely going to investigate,” Sanchez said. “If we do find that they are operating outside the scope of their certificate of occupancy, we will bring them into compliance. If they are operating a sexually oriented business, then we need to stop that."

If the city is unable to make a case against Endless Music, the club still has another hurdle: The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has recorded several violations of the club's liquor license.

Dating back to September 2011, the agency has cited the club for two distilled spirit violations, four counts of public lewdness and prostitution. The club's liquor permit is set to expire in December.

The school hopes what expires immediately are instances of nudity meant for adults in an area that kids frequent.

The club is in City Councilwoman Elisa Chan's district, but Chan declined to say anything on the record about Endless Music.

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