Out With The Strippers, In With The Homeless

<p>Residents in Cleveland, Ohio, may be putting their tax dollars towards relocating a strip club. The relocation is part of an effort to acquire the club's current location for reuse as a homeless shelter.</p>

April 7, 2007, 7:00 AM PDT

By Nate Berg

"'Some people may raise their eyebrows about the city helping this strip club relocate,' said City Councilman Joe Cimperman. 'But we're taking 80 people off the street so they don't freeze to death. You do the moral math.'"

"The strip club leases the ground floor of the 88-room North Point Inn, which the administration of Mayor Frank Jackson proposes to buy and convert to a shelter at a combined cost of $2.4 million."

"Cimperman, who represents downtown, said he's willing to help the club find another home downtown, perhaps in the Flats or in more industrial areas."

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 in The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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