The state of New Jersey remains in “State 2” of an overall plan to gradually lift COVID-related restrictions, as gyms, movie theaters, indoor dining sections of bars and restaurants — and strip clubs — are still not allowed to open in the Garden State. Though the Lookers Men’s Club in Elizabeth, NJ, suggested that they were open for outdoor dining only, a recent citation issued by the state suggests otherwise.

According to police, up to 400 people were inside Lookers without many masks, in violation of Gov. Phil Murphy’s limits on indoor gatherings to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The club’s manager was issued a citation, New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan said during a recent coronavirus briefing.

“Elizabeth (police) responded to Lookers, that reportedly had 300 to 400 people inside, many without masks,” stated New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan, as reported on

According to, a man who answered the phone at Lookers said the manager was not immediately available to speak. “We’re open for outdoor dining,” the man told NJ Advance Media. “The diner is open and we serve people outside.” (A diner adjoins the building.)

Murphy has threatened to shut down popular Jersey Shore bars after NJ Advance Media reported people were gathered in long lines without masks while awaiting a seat at bars that offer outdoor service.

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For over 25 years, ED Publisher Dave Manack has been the Editor-In-Chief for ED Publications, the national business magazine (ED Magazine), convention (Gentlemen's Club EXPO) and websites for the multi-billion-dollar gentlemen's club (strip club) industry. Dave coordinates and produces several events at the Annual EXPO including the seminars and the ED's Awards Show, and is also the founder and producer of the EDI (Exotic Dancer Invitational) national contest for the industry's top "showgirl" entertainers.