Hey, West End ... race 'ya till your opening!
The city of Pittsburgh and a pair of businesses seeking to open a Hustler Club in the Chateau neighborhood submitted stipulations in U.S. District Court today that would appear to clear the way for the adult entertainment establishment. (P-G, Rich Lord)
"Stipulations" ... as in, we settled with them.
The city would gain restrictions on signage at the club, including bans on the use of the words adult, exposed, naked, nude, nudity, sex, sexual, strip, topless, unclothed, and the symbol "xxx." Also restricted would be the content of Hustler Club radio and TV advertising in the market. (ibid)
Well, this is almost too much. Granny and grandson could wander in for a coke and be all, "I was not informed!"
ASIDES: Anybody remember watching the film, The People vs. Larry Flynt? Was not Mr. Flynt, founding publisher of Hustler magazine, the protagonist in that bio-pic? Does anyone else remember pulling for him and against the straight-laced, closed-minded, oft-hypocritical "values" junkies who do not value the First Amendment of the Constitution? Yeah, well there's that.
I feel awful for Manchester. These Hustler Clubs look irredeemably cheesy, and unlike the nearby casino I don't think the proceeds are even purported to lower our property tax burden.