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Bucks oppose strip club planned across the street from arena

Nov 27, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT

BMO Bradley Center

If you wanted to open a strip club across the street from an NBA Arena, wouldn’t you have to name it the Gold Club? And make sure Patrick Ewing had free admission for life?

We don’t know what they plan to name it, but there is an effort started to open a “Gentleman’s Club” directly across the street from the BMO Bradley Center in Milwaukee — and not surprisingly the Bucks have come out in opposition to the idea. So have the Milwaukee Admirals, a minor league hockey team, and Marquette University, which plays games at the BMO Bradley Center.

So reports the Milwaukee Business Journal.

“Without a doubt, the presence of a strip club will change the way our neighborhood is perceived and hurt our business,” the letter said.

The letter noted that the space is in a city parking garage where many Bradley Center customers park, so they would be forced to pass the strip club on their way to the center. Many attendees are families with young children, the letter said.

You have to think that in the reality of city politics this idea is DOA. Milwaukee politicians are not going to anger an ambassador for the city like a pro sports team, nor risk the Bucks and others starting to try and mobilize their fan base on this issue (read: mobilize voters).

Now, if you ever put an NBA team in Tampa, good luck building an arena where there wouldn’t be a strip club across the street.

But that’s another city, can’t see it happening in this case.

  1. bougin89 - Nov 27, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    We just locked up Larry Sanders long term of course they’re going to oppose this!

    • fanofevilempire - Nov 27, 2013 at 6:17 PM

      they should open a steroid store @ Miller field

  2. RavenzGunnerz - Nov 27, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    hum… I thought it would be good for halftime team meeting? No?

  3. pbtunpaidwriter - Nov 27, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Larry Sanders doesn’t oppose it.

  4. padraighansen - Nov 27, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    As long as it has a back door, Scott Walker and Paul Ryan are all for it!

  5. derekczajkowski - Nov 27, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    I live in milwaukee and it woukd definitely create revenue as a business but the triuble it would bring is terrible

    • taz19aw - Nov 27, 2013 at 4:47 PM

      Woukd it be a triuble ? Looks like extra revenue would go a long way in the educational needs of Milwaukee.

  6. 1972wasalongtimeago - Nov 27, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Gotta call the place Buck Naked, right?

  7. azarkhan - Nov 27, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Joining the opposition are players wives and girlfriends.

    • mytthor - Nov 28, 2013 at 4:30 AM

      Yeah, because the way you keep NBA players faithful is to make them have to look around for the strip clubs. If it’s not right in front of their face, they probably forget it exists?

  8. asimonetti88 - Nov 27, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    JR Smith is all for this idea, he’s just disappointed he only gets to play in Milwaukee a few times a year.

    • taz19aw - Nov 27, 2013 at 4:41 PM

      If we had it, he would of signed the tender sheet !

  9. blahblah1000 - Nov 27, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    I’m sorry nothing better than on Saturday, or Sunday.

    Playing Poker a tournament, watching the game, with strippers.

    I know that is NOT popular, but trust me we have a blast!

  10. taz19aw - Nov 27, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Think of the additional revenue that could be had by the Bucks if they cross promote the dancers !

  11. 00maltliquor - Nov 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Awwwwwww c’moooooon!

    LMAO @ the guy who said to name it Buck Naked!↑

  12. hodag54501 - Nov 28, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    “Buck Naked” –truly inspired!!!!!!!
    —-
    So it’s ok for the Bucks to parade women on the court in about a foot’s worth of cloth for the cheerleader’s costumes, but they are…aghast!…opposed to a “Gentlemans’ Club” across the street?
    What a bunch of double-speak. Most allow alcohol to be sold at their events. But apparently a strip club is bad?
    If the permit for the establishment is denied, I would haul a bunch of lawyers into court pronto. Why are the folks who use the Bradley Center given priority in determining where a business is located? If zoned to allow that type of business, just because a bunch of well-off and holier-than-thou types don’t like it, well, too bad. Maybe the bar owner should say the Bradley Center should move because it’s bad for that business.

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