Thursday, August 07, 2008

Risque Assessment

That’s (Not) Entertainment

A small town in northeast Georgia has bought a strip club - but it's not planning to get into the adult entertainment business. Officials in Lavonia bought Cafe Risque, which they have long tried to shut down. Crews took down the signs advertising it and burned them in a large bonfire at the strip club site.

FOOTNOTE: Shopping strip.

9 comments:

quilly said...

[groan]

I haven't deserted you. OC's concert schedule is keeping me away from the comp. It is all I can do to keep up with my own posts and commentors. Running about the web while being cute and witty is simply out.

Tonight is his last performance until October, so the dust should settle a bit -- though I will soon be off to work (I hope!)

Lee said...

Well, I guess buying it is one way to fight that kind of thing. Hope they use the building for something really useful, like a youth center.

Cheers

Middle Ditch said...

Why try to close it down? Guys have to have some fun!

Why did nobody protest?

Steph said...

A bonfire, eh? Those kind of people seem to like burning things in bonfires, or on stakes. I suppose simply buying the property and turning it into something else wasn't enough. A bonfire carries a much stronger message. ;)

74WIXYgrad said...

Funny thing about "adult" establishments here in the States is when they open they get more front page coverage than most other establishments, which is basically free advertising for them. No other business could buy front page ads.

I would bet that the fire wasn't covered on the front page. Probably in the middle of the local section.

Akelamalu said...

Spoil sports!

Charles Gramlich said...

That's one way to get the job done.

katherine. said...

laughing...I am fairly certain the "seller" got their money's worth....I wonder if the town took a vote....or imposed a special tax?

Did the fire department do the burning?

ok - I gotta go read more...

Shrinky said...

Hot stuff!