ATWATER VILLAGE — It’s been a year since the “most seductively beautiful women from all over the world” took off their clothes and put on a show for “businessmen and professionals” at The Gentlemen’s Club. The San Fernando Road strip club in the industrial north end of Atwater has remained shut down since it was doused in crude oil after a pipeline ruptured next door, according to KPCC.
The above-ground pipeline spewed about 10,000 gallons of crude oil into nearby streets and on to the exterior and roof of the Gentlemen’s Club, which was evacuated shortly after midnight on May 16. It turns out that the owner of the Atwater pipeline, Plains All American, also owns the pipeline that ruptured last week in Santa Barbara.
The year-long closure of The Gentlemen’s Club has left about 50 exotic dancers and other workers without jobs and deprived the city of tax revenues as owner Michael King Khorsandi tries to reach a settlement with the pipeline company, KPCC said.
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