Neighbors and the Portland Police, you may recall, were hoping the OLCC would reject the application to establish Mynt Gentleman's Club on the edge of the Laurelhurst neighborhood due to problems in past clubs managed or owned by Mynt applicant Tracy Doss. The police complained that under Doss's management, Fusion nightclub in Old Town saw six fights or assaults in two months in 2008. The violence dropped off after Doss turned Fusion into Spyce Gentleman's Club. The guy's got a thing for y's, apparently.
During the OLCC review process, Neighborhood Association Chair Eric Fruits dug up some more tantalizing dirt on Doss: he was cited in Ohio for allowing brutal man vs. bear wrestling at a bar he owned in Columbus.
The neighbors snagged big-name local lawyer Jim Francesconi to defend their objections to the OLCC, but Fruits says he's not surprised the board swung in favor of the restricted license. "They’re fairly stringent restrictions. The next step is how does the OLCC actually enforce those restrictions," says Fruits. The list of restrictions include having four security personnel on-site after 9 PM Thursday through Saturday and patrolling their parking lot every 30 minutes. The restrictions make no mention of bears, wrestling or bear wrestling.