No more horses or other animals inside the Mokai Lounge.
That’s one of the conditions that will allow the Miami Beach club to reopen Wednesday after a stunt involving a horse went viral.
Mokai is expected to reopen after owners admitted to five violations related to the horse investigation at the club, 235 23rd St.
The other provisions to reopening: They will also have to pay over $12,150 in code violations to the city in the next 10 days and they will also make a $10,000 donation to a horse rescue charity. Only service animals will be allowed inside the club.
In a statement Monday, Miami Beach city manager Jimmy Morales said “we take very seriously what transpired in that club, and we wanted to structure an arrangement that would likely ensure that such improper conduct would never happen again at this business.”
The city had revoked the club’s business license due to animal cruelty laws and a threat to public safety shortly after the horse incident. At a hearing at Miami Beach city hall Monday, Mokai employees wore orange T-shirts that read “Save our Jobs’’ to appeal the revocation of its license.
On March 8, social media posts showed a scantily clad woman riding a white horse in Mokai and that caught the attention of police. In the video, the animal appeared to lose its footing in front of the crowd of spectators.
In a posting, a user named leezamariejay described the club, in all capital letters, “animal cruelty” and then says, “I will not stop posting and spamming everyone’s feed until this club has been penalized for their crime.”