That's the crux of the argument between celeb hotspot Villa and the city of West Hollywood. Villa has been cited three times for being open past 2:00 AM -- a city no-no. But Villa claims they should get special treatment because of "safety concerns" surrounding their celeb clientele.
Villa is appealing the citations, arguing they technically aren't open after 2:00 AM because no further business is going down.
They say they can't exactly boot out their high-profile clients who've dropped thousands of dollars right at two on the nose. Also, Villa claims their celebrity clients have the paparazzi to deal with, so that's a complication.
The hearing is set for tomorrow.