Deja Vu running short on options

Adult nightclub Déjà Vu is just about out of legal options in its battle to stay in business in central Federal Way.

The strip club has closed, but owners hope that’s temporary. They’re awaiting the result of federal court action intended to reverse a city order ousting the club from the city center.

However, Déjà Vu representatives were dealt another blow this week.

The U.S. District Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco refused to stay the city’s order that the nightspot close. Complying with city law, Déjà Vu shut its doors on Aug 13 because the business no longer fit new zoning ordinances. Déjà Vu challenged the order on the basis it was unconstitutional, but U.S. District Court Judge Marsha Pechman rejected argument last May. Déjà Vu has since appealed to the Ninth Circuit court.

Federal Way City Attorney Bob Sterbank said the one-sentence order, filed Monday and dated Oct. 2, “suggests that

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