The Village has revoked the licenses of two spa establishments following an investigation which uncovered prostitution activities. Village Manager David Fieldman has revoked the massage licenses held by Ace Spa, 1911 Ogden Avenue, and King's Spa, 930 Ogden Avenue, in Downers Grove. Both establishments are now closed.
Massage licenses are issued pursuant to section 8.2000SEC of the Downers Grove Municipal Code. The Police Department regularly conducts premise checks of license holders to ensure compliance with all state and local ordinances.
Acting on an anonymous tip of possible illegal activity, the Police Department, in cooperation with officers from the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Agency (DUMEG), performed an undercover operation on March 31, 2011. As result of this investigation, one employee from each establishment was charged with prostitution. The license revocation order was issued following administrative hearings which found both Ace Spa and King's Spa in clear violation of the local ordinance.
Contact Douglas Kozlowski, Communications Director at 630.434.5550 for questions regarding this press release.