That's what's at stake in this dispute between the City of San Antonio and Headliner's Show Club.
Headliner's Show Club, located off Northeast Loop 410, opened in October of last year.
Owners said Headliner's does have dancers every night of the week and is being told it can't operate like that anymore unless it applies for a zoning change.
Owners initially were approved as a nightclub, but officials with planning development services said the business did not state that live entertainment would be included.
"When you apply to be a night club, live entertainment is included," Headliner's attorney James Deegear said.
"We believe the club is operating outside the scope of certificate of occupancy and operating as a live entertainment establishment," said San Antonio Planning Development Services' Rudy Nino.
Deegear said the owners are complying with the city ordinance.
"It's included within a definition of a night club specifically by the city," he said. "I'm not sure why we are here today."
Deegear said that the dancers are wearing the proper amount of covering, so it should not be considered a sexually-oriented business.
"It resembles sexually-oriented business, but the city doesn't (define) what a sexually-oriented business is," he said.
What do you think? Do you agree with the club's attorney that a nightclub, by its very nature, encompasses live entertainment? And, if you have a live entertainment certificate of occupancy from the city, does it seem to be entirely clear what that "live entertainment" is supposed to include or exclude? Live music? Dancers? Strippers? All of the above? Do you think the club is pushing the limit of the regulations? Or do you think the city is being too heavy-handed?
And (you know you're thinking it, too!) what do you think former City Councilwoman Diane Cibrian would do about it?