Swingers' club to shut after disabled access complaint

Alys Francis, ninemsn
9:22am May 26, 2013

The owners of Brisbane's only registered swinger's club say they are being forced to close after a complaint about disabled access.

Brisbane City Council has ordered Bryan and Leesa Horn to shut Couples International in Woolloongabba by June 26, the Courier Mail reports.

The couple say their customers are distraught and the move will push Brisbane swinger's scene into seedy underground hotels and suburban homes.

"We've got single ladies that are crying... I mean, we're talking a 20-year-old single lady just crying here the other night ebcause she's got nowhere to go that feels safe anymore."

Mrs Horn, 48, said council notified them about the complaint last November and they tried to make the changes so the "BYO nightclub" complied with disability requirements but could not get a building permit.

Mr Horn, 62, said the club had hosted several guests in wheelchairs before without problems.

"They came quite a few times, actually," he said.

The couple, who have five children and took on the club 10 years ago, said the order to close the club have pushed them to the brink of financial ruin.

Author: Alys Francis. Approving editor: Jack Hawke.
Source: The Courier Mail.

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