Thomas More Society represents the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo and other local residents in their ongoing battles with the owner and operator of Club Allure, a strip club illegally operated across the backyard fence from the Sisters’ campus. The Sisters’ campus includes their convent, several chapels, a home for aged and infirm nuns, and a school for novices. Based on a challenge brought by VIllage of Stone Park residents represented by the Thomas More Society and Thomas J. Murphy, on November 10, 2016, the Village of Stone Lake revoked the liquor license it had issued to Stone Lake Partners, LLC, the owner and operator of Club Allure. Subsequently, on January 18, 2017, the Circuit Court for Cook County entered an Order of Possession in favor of the owner of the Club Allure property, Ralph Nicosia, and against the property tenant, Stone Lake Partners, LLC. The Order of Possession served to evict Club Allure from the premises. The same Order entered judgment against Stone Lake Partners, LLC and in favor of the property owner in the amount of $736,784.45. Stone Lake Partners, LLC is still pursuing an appeal of the Village of Stone Park’s decision revoking its liquor license, but Club Allure’s eviction from the premises likely means the Club will remain permanently shuttered.
Read more information on the Sisters of St. Charles vs. Stone Lake Partners here.