As industrial areas convert to condos and a new baseball stadium eats up a large chunk of their former stomping grounds, it's getting harder and harder for strip clubs to find a place to operate in Washington D.C.
"In October, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission voted to block Club 55, another strip club, and Big Chill, a nightclub, from moving to New York Avenue. The Edge/Wet strip club got the cold shoulder on Nov. 2."
"'They're coming to us, and we're sending them back,' Commissioner William Shelton says."
"Problem is, strip clubs may have nowhere else to go."
"Downtown is already crowded, and strip clubs aren't allowed to locate within 600 feet of a residential building. As industrial areas go condo, more and more strip clubs are bumping up against restricted zones. Then, of course, there's the new baseball stadium, which has sent several Southeast strip clubs packing."