Houston’s V Live strip club forced to shut down

HOUSTON — If there's one thing the Bayou City knows about strip clubs, it's that there's always a chance for rain.  But at V Live strip club in southwest Houston, lap dances are a thing of the past.

The state of Texas has seized the club for backed taxes, according to a sign posted on the venue's door. General Manager Chris Chizer tells Newsfix the champagne room at this location is also closed for good.

Texas tax assessors said the club owes close to $200,000, which is kind of weird with all that cash flying around every night. Heck, they probably could have paid in singles.

Drake, Rihanna and Wiz Kahlifa are among a few celebrities known to hang out at V Live. In fact, Drakes's even used the club — pole and all — as the set for his music video "Child's Play."

But the club has also seen its share of tragedy. Two patrons were shot last summer after a fight broke out at the venue, but that's all in the past now.

"The people made V Live what it was, and Houston will follow us where ever we go," Chizer said.

Hey, so long as it's not a stripped down version, NewsFix will be there!