I supposed I shouldn't have been surprised.
As discussed in Critical Beatdown, even some of the white strip clubs (albeit not the nicest white strip clubs) have gone to reduced hours.
I wonder if this is a matter of them only wanting to stay open for as long as they can put a reasonably attractive woman onstage. I can't imagine they'd have a hard time finding someone, anyone to strip, even if it wasn't for a whole lot of money.
Girls in black strip clubs are usually fucked the fuck up-looking to me, but maybe it's just a matter of me being out of my element? I don't think they're concerned with anything other than the girls' asses.
The Pink Slip—the area's most famous black strip club—had been an STL institution since the early '90s. Maybe that's not a whole lot of time in the grand scheme of things, but it's a long time for a strip club, especially given how many people have been shot and killed at the Pink Slip over the years.
In retrospect, the first sign that there may have been trouble over on the East Side should have been that it's been a while since I've heard about anyone getting shot over there. I should have known that this was because there was no on there, not because "the community" has turned over a new leaf.
Come to find out, the Pink Slip has already been closed for s couple of weeks. Whoever had it last put a sign in the window and skipped town. There's a story about it in one of the local papers. I'm assuming this isn't a matter of the owner wanting to spend more time with his grandkids.
I'd investigate, but I'm not trying to get my legs broken. Plus, let's keep it real. I'm a lazy bastard.