Seven adult entertainment businesses were cited just after midnight Wednesday for not abiding by a new ordinance in place that Horry County passed back in September.
The businesses had 90 days to comply with the new ordinances, and on December 3, the 90 days were up.
Businesses acting as an adult entertainment establishment must be closed by midnight, according to Sgt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department.
If the businesses are open as a bar/restaurant then they don't have to be closed by midnight.
The adult entertainment establishments that were issued tickets by the Horry County Police Department, were issued for being open past hours of operation.
The seven adult businesses cited include Teezers, Secrets Cabaret, Bottoms Up Gentlemen's Club, Tiffany's Cabaret, Fantails, The Bunny Ranch, and The Gold Club.
Mike Rose, owner of The Gold Club says his club was in complete compliance and the women had bikinis on.
Rose says he was wrongfully written a ticket and unlawfully closed.
Secret Cabaret's corporate office and Fantails said they had no comment.