A judge said Thursday he will decide within a few weeks whether to allow a nude juice bar to open in La Habra.
Orange County Superior Court Judge John C. Woolley is weighing whether to grant a preliminary injunction that would allow the Pelican Theater to open for business, despite opposition from city officials and hundreds of residents.
When the City Council voted not to grant an operating permit for the Pelican in October 1995, officials said the establishment would not meet parking and landscaping requirements. Also, the city requested $256,000 in traffic fees.
But the Pelican's owners said they did meet all city requirements and called the traffic fees exorbitant. They said the city officials made their decision because they didn't want a nude juice bar in town.