Flo’s Cabaret wants to party on, but a neighboring church is being a drag

John Koop, aka Flo, the effervescent host of Flo’s Cabaret at 1911 Main Street, wants to extend the bar’s 1:30 a.m. license so he can stay open until 3 a.m.

Koop’s crowds come from all over the Midwest to drink, dine and take in his outrageous drag show, he says, but once the performances end at midnight, folks leave Flo’s for the 3 a.m. bars in the P&L District and midtown. 

City employees at Regulated Industries told Koop that his 3 a.m. license application would be subject to a city ordinance passed last month. It requires bars and clubs to get the approval of churches or schools within 100 to 300 feet before they can upgrade their liquor license.

Fine, Koop figured. There aren’t any churches in the Crossroads, right?

You see where this is going …

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