‘Footloose’ Sequel? Florida City Bans Nightlife

WESTON, Fla. (CBS Tampa) — Where’s Ren McCormack when you need him?

A new ordinance passed in the city of Weston has effectively banned all hope of local nightlife, including the construction of any future dance halls, nightclubs and skating rinks.

Mayor Eric Hersh handed down the decision recently, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

“This is something that we thought would protect the city,” he told the paper.

The neighboring towns of Pembroke Pines and Davie still offer dancing and skating for Weston residents in search of a good time after the sun goes down.

And for children, school dances are still allowed, as well as gatherings at the YMCA, school extra-curriculars and city parks.

City officials reportedly became concerned after noticing that gunfire, gang activity, stabbings and brawls have all been occurring with increasing frequency throughout Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

In response to the spike in crime at social spots in the area, Weston decided to take preventative action against similar activity happening in its backyard.

Hersh referred to the ordinance as a non-issue for Weston to the Sun-Sentinel, as those sorts of businesses have always been informally discouraged.

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