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Redneck Heaven complying with Fort Worth city ordinance

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The Fort Worth City Council voted Tuesday night to redefine what nudity is. However, Redneck Heaven customers aren't happy about that.

The restaurant in Fort Worth, with it's provocatively dressed waitresses, sparked the ordinance change after having what it called it's A.B.C. night. The theme night stands for "Anything But Clothing."

Fort Worth is the second North Texas city to make changes in response to the outfits, or lack thereof, the staff wears at the restaurants.

The Lewisville City Council changed an ordinance in July to say body paint and similar materials do not suitably cover body parts at local businesses. The city ordinance in Lewisville previously said certain body parts needed to have opaque covering. The waitresses at Redneck Heaven wore body paint.

Fort Worth city leaders unanimously passed a change in their ordinance to read, "body paint does not constitute a legal covering of certain body parts."

The Fort Worth council first discussed legal issues relating to sexually oriented businesses in an executive session on July 23.

Customers of Redneck Heaven reacted to the decision.

"It ruins the experience. This is what you come for, you come to have a good time and enjoy it. Look, it ain't like you can take it home with ya," said Bobby Melton, a frequent customer of Redneck Heaven.

The owner of Redneck Heaven, William Tinker, told FOX4 News he has no interest in fighting the new ordinance.

So, on the A.B.C. night, his waitresses will wear covering on particular body parts to comply with the new ordinance and body paint everywhere else.

The staff of the Lewisville location will be featured in a MTV TV series that debuts in October.

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