"I found out yesterday when one of my friends went to the Seven Seas Restaurant and the doors were closed," Marilee Catero, a resident nearby the proposed strip club, tells the Wedgwood View. "She asked what was up and they told her they lost the lease and a strip club was now renting the space."
On the one hand, the Lake City/Maple Leaf area is losing a fantastic bar. On the other hand, strip clubs aren't permitted to serve alcohol, which might give the once-great Shanty Tavern incentive to open its doors more than once or twice per week as a place for neighboring patrons to get wet before they try to coax a similar reaction out of the girls next door.
But if we can all agree on one thing, it's that the new club should leave the Seas' award-winning wall decor intact. It features a ton of Marilyn Monroe portraits, and nobody's a better role model for the young nubiles than Norma Jean.