Washington, D.C. owns a strip club
November 22nd, 2013
10:30 AM ET
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Washington, D.C. owns a strip club

Update 6:30 p.m. ET, 11/22/2013

The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue announced Friday that the tax debt is now satisfied and the club is free to reopen.

(CNN) – Let the jokes begin: The District of Columbia is now the owner of a strip club.

The Office of Tax Revenue for the District announced Thursday it seized the Stadium Club, the glitzy setting of the online TV show "Strip Club Queens," to satisfy debts owed by the club's owner, James Redding.

According to a press release from the Tax Revenue Office, Redding owes more than $100,000 in sales and use tax for his former restaurant called TruOrleans, which was also seized in September and essentially shut it down.

After Redding failed to pay other outstanding taxes, the District said it was able to take enforcement action against his other assets, including the Stadium Club.

The Washington Post describes the club, which is located in the Northeast quarter of the District, as a massive expanse frequented by more women than men.

"Stadium, with color-changing chandeliers lighting up 14,000 square feet, has become a chic hot spot for young African American women," the 2012 story about the club says. "They host bachelorette and birthday parties here, buy rounds of drinks and chitchat while other women work the pole. The club is a bucket-list item for black yuppies."

Calls to the Office of Tax and Revenue on what will happen to the club were not immediately returned.


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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Sniffit

    Oh look, government teats
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    No you didn't! Lol!
    Which begs the question: Why would a woman go to a club that is frequented by women?!?
    Did I miss the part that said it was a gay club?

    November 22, 2013 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  2. Stating the Obvious

    Obviously this club owner was not paying off the proper people in the DC government. Either that or they were, but one of them got shut off for being intoxicated and grabbing the girls and is now taking revenge.

    November 22, 2013 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  3. april

    Doesnt DC have the highest unemployment rate in the country? so the goverment pretty much put people out of jobs at one place. we all know they wont close this one, but they will have to disclose where the funds come from to run it. sorry education u just got another cut, dont worry your kids can work for the government by taking off their clothes. well done

    November 22, 2013 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "Harry & Baracks nuclear option just made the Democrats Dictators"

    Yeah, nothing says "dictator" like allowing majority rule to take place.

    November 22, 2013 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "The Voters aren't going to forget that stuff, when November 2014 rolls around, believe me.""

    Do you think that GOP/Teatroll ranting about the ACA was somehow not part of the 2012 elections? Truly, the Teatroll mind's (such as it is) ability to conflate "I feel this way about something" with "everyone feels the same way as I do" is a remarkable phenomenon.

    November 22, 2013 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  6. SpencerRifle

    They'll run it into bankruptcy before long. Just like Amtrack & Obamacare.

    November 22, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    just saying wrote:

    so can the rest of the 47% that are tax free riders expect to get raided as well? i hope so. they have been free loading of the rest of us for far too long.
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    Like most of the right wing, you have no clue who the 47% actually are, much less why the pay little to no taxes. BTW, it was Ronald Reagan who instituted the current progressive tax system that has created your 47%. Go blame him.

    November 22, 2013 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  8. just asking

    The REAL Truth...

    @just asking – so can the rest of the 47% that are tax free riders expect to get raided as well?
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    Minor FACT point (not that those have ever slowed the rw spoutrage) but the 47% in question do not pay Federal Income Tax as they are outside the eligibility requirements.
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    well duh!! dang, yuz a genius!! no kidding!!! and that exemption from supporting our government makes them free riders. everybody needs to pay something in federal income tax to support this country. if you don't you are mooching off the rest of us, just like all those healthcare free riders were. absolutly no difference. a free rider is a free rider. a mooch is a mooch.

    Most folks pay some kind of tax.. and most of your "tax free riders" live in red states.
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    yes, as well as the federal income tax which these free riders get a pass on. no more free rides. and btw, you can post numbers to back up your bogus assertions about red states. i know you don't have any and are just lying as usual, but i'll pretend your honest and have them.

    November 22, 2013 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
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