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KEEPING IT CLASSY: Bikini Bar near Barclays?

‘Upscale Hooters’ idea has residents queasy

June 17, 2013 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Barclays Center in Brooklyn. AP photo
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A retired NYPD detective is proposing a “Bikini Bar” in the shadow of Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn, Pix 11 reports.

Described as an ‘upscale Hooters’ the proposed Bikini Bar reportedly would feature pole dancers and strippers. But detective Michael Bell says not to worry — it would be a “high end classy sort of joint.”

Bell hopes for a cabaret license and permits for a full bar, the New York Post reports, and is scouting out possible locations on Atlantic Avenue and in Fort Greene.

Bell and New Jersey bar owner Renee Caesar presented the plan to Brooklyn’s Community Board 2 last week.

Most residents interviewed by PIX 11 and other sources were against the idea. “They cleaned up 42nd street, we don’t want that here at the Barclays Center,” said one Prospect Heights resident who didn’t want to give her name.

A proposed Hooters in the area was previously shot down by Community Board 6.


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