"As a legal, tax-paying citizen of this community, we ask only to be judged fairly by what we have done and not through the recent religious fervor," Mr. Itzkow said. "You treat us as we have treated you, by not trying to unduly disturb us by imposing your religious beliefs on us or others. All throughout our plans for this project, we've followed the letter and spirit of the law."
"We are Lido for the 21st century," club owner Robert Itzkow said in an interview with the "Roe & Roeper" radio show on WLS-890 AM. "A strip club we are not."