Adelaide, May 21 : The Kittens car wash in Australia is in trouble for offering a service not provided by other car wash centers - bikini clad pole dancing staff and erotic videos.
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal found the car wash service in Bentleigh East was breaching its business permit by promoting its Kittens strip clubs.
The Warrigal Road car wash has outraged many Bentleigh East locals since it opened in 2006.
However, the manager of the 'bikini' car wash Angelo Dimozantos claimed that the VCAT judgment had been misinterpreted, and that the car wash could remain open.
The VCAT order showed Kittens could remain open if it dropped the number of car wash staff from eight to two, removed promotional material and built a fence and carport by August 13, Dimozantos said.
But Senior VCAT member Richard Horsfall last week found Kittens was operating unlawfully.
Horsfall said using up to six "skimpily clad'' girls and two males to wash cars essentially transformed the business into an erotic enterprise- which falls under a different business permit.
"I find that the whole activity constitutes an dominant and separate activity like a performance or a show to promote the Kittens Clubs,'' AdelaideNow quoted Horsfall, as saying.
"The conduct of the girls shown by the evidence and the photos is the most prominent aspect of the operation and the impact on the public realm is shown by the strength of the public reaction," he added.