Even though Mojito's, now known as The Speakeasy Lounge at 129 N. Federal Highway, came before the Planning & Zoning Board as well as the Lake Worth City Commission and were denied nightclub status, a Judge says otherwise-- Mojito's IS a nightclub and it can stay opened until 5am.
Because this establishment was allowed to stay opened past hours since 1947 and they violated our Ordinance for all those years, they are "grandfathered in" says the Court.
In the end, it didn't matter what the residents wanted, what the churches wanted or what our laws allowed-- a 2am closing time.
The City now has lost another law suit. And it all stems from past governments for 60 years looking the other way and not enforcing our Code. Even when you get a government in power that tries to do the right thing and enforce our Ordinances, it can't.
What a crock. Have another mojito.