Neighbors want Foxxy's Bikini Bar's liquor license revoked

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Residents are upset about a neighborhoo "bikini" bar (KTRK)

A self-described bikini bar and sports grill is the target of an outraged community in southwest Houston. Neighbors told ABC13 they want the state to revoke the liquor license for Foxxy's.

The business is located at the corner of Post Oak Road and Willow Drive and has been there for decades.

Concerned residents cite safety concerns. They complain of people partying late into the night and strangers walking their quiet streets. Mary Tysor lives nearby in the Post Oak neighborhood.

She said the community is growing in a different direction. It's more family oriented and wants to see Foxxy's gone for good.

"We're definitely mad about it. I mean we have been since we moved in this neighborhood since 2007," said Tysor. "It's been there, and it's been an eyesore for our neighborhood."

Senior Pastor Shaji Daniel looks over the Christian Assembly of Houston. The church borders Foxxy's on the south. He said for years they've tried to relocate the business with no success.

"We'll be so happy and glad if something happens," said Daniel. "And that business can be moved from this place."

Also sharing a fence with Foxxy's is Westbury Animal Hospital. Dr. Jeff Chalkley is a part owner of the practice and a veterinarian. He said the clientele visiting Foxxy's often parks on their property. He said they're worried for their employees' safety. He said the area is changing for the better, and they do not want Foxxy's in their future.

"This area is coming back. There are young couples," said Dr. Chalkley. "It's a growing community. So we want to make sure it's a community where you can raise your kids in. You can come to the vet, go to church, take your kids to school next door, and not have to worry about being safe."

Tysor, Daniel, and Chalkley all are part of the community effort to protest Foxxy's liquor license renewal. The matter comes up for review on Dec.18.

Eyewitness News reached out to Foxxy's owner Helda Shaghaghi. She would not agree to an on-camera interview or to allow our crews inside her business. She did speak by phone with our reporter Steve Campion. She insisted Foxxy's is a bikini bar and sports grill. She outright dismissed the neighbors' notion that Foxxy's contributes to crime in the area.

Houston police told ABC13 in the past 10 months they've responded to more than a dozen calls for service at the location. Those incidents included shooting and assault investigations.

"No. None. No. No. Not at all. Never. No crime happen there. No prostitution there. I mean this is not true," said Shaghaghi. "I wish the neighbors or the church next to us, if they had any problems, I wish they contact us instead of all this ... and we would be willing to help, willing to solve all these problems."

Shaghaghi told us if she loses the liquor license should be forced to close and lose her livelihood.

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