City council members denied a license application for a spa in Gardner last night.
Yuehua Feng operated JJ’s Spa at 611 E. Main Street during part of 2012. However, city officials revoked the massage establishment’s license in July 2012 after a massage therapist there was convicted of prostitution.
A codes administrator re-issued Feng a license in October 2013, but it was revoked again after city officials were unable to verify the accreditation of the college from which Feng received her massage instruction.
However, Feng continued to operate a massage establishment without a license throughout the spring and summer of 2013. Police and community development staff forced the business to cease operations on July 24.