Owner disputes claims that Social House II will close Sunday

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UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR) - This weekend could be the last for pasties and paint on University City’s Delmar Loop.

Mayor Shelley Welsch announced on her Facebook page that Social House II would be closing June 19.

“The parties have resolved their differences, Social House Two in the University City Loop will close for good Sunday morning,” Welsch wrote.

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Employees in the restaurant said they couldn’t confirm the closing, but owner John Racanelli vociferously denied the mayor's claim.

Since the restaurant/bar opened in March, it’s concept has been at the center of controversy. Its servers wear nothing but pasties and body paint from the waist up.

The city took Social House II to court. At one point, the city stripped the establishment of its liquor license, but a judge ordered a stay while the legal battle played out.