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Southeast strip club moving to Northeast

The Stadium Club is believed to be opening its doors this month in the 2100 Queens Chapel Road NE, next to club DC Star.

The new club's owners paid $1.15 million to buy the nude dance license from the manager of Nexus Gold, a strip club that was at First and I streets SE, according to records filed with the D.C. liquor board. Nexus Gold shut down a few years ago when the owner of the land where the club sat sold out to make way for the development of new apartments and office buildings around the Nationals Park.

It is tough to figure out all the details of the new Stadium Club. The phone number listed on a Web site is disconnected. James T. "Tru" Redding, who is listed on the club's Web site as the new owner and the owner of a commercial and residential construction company -- didn't return a phone call and e-mail last week seeking comment.

The club's Web site - - promises "special VIP rooms for private dance experiences with stadium girls," and "up front table dances" for $20 a song, plus valet parking for up to 75 cars next door.

William Shelton, an advisory neighborhood commissioner in Ward 5, said the area feels "like it has taken its brunt" with having nightclubs, noting there are five clubs near the Stadium Club.

"We're worried about the parking impact, how it will use up police resources, and that people will be lurking around the neighborhood when they leave the club," he said. He said he and other neighborhood leaders met with Redding who assured them that he was bringing in a manager who had family ties to Ward 5.

In 2007, residents in Ward 5 successfully fought against a plan to create strip bar zone in the community for clubs displaced by the new baseball stadium. Under a law, only two of the six displaced clubs can move to any one ward.

-- Dana Hedgpeth

By Washington Post editors  |  March 22, 2010; 9:45 AM ET
Categories:  City Life , Crime and Public Safety  
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Calling this place the Stadium Club is odd since it isn't remotely close to Nats stadium or RFK.

Posted by: buffysummers | March 22, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Looking at the website....IT looks to be the anti-Sky LArk Lounge....

....IT also looks like they should have set up shop downtown, cuz that's what it reminds me of.....

ALSO....Love has been closed for almost 3 months now....stay current..

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 22, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

$20 is too much for a lap dance

Posted by: blasmaic | March 22, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

We need to flight this issue, where are THE church groups, we do not need strip club in a residential area. Get this trash out of DC NOW?

Posted by: nativeva1 | March 22, 2010 11:34 PM | Report abuse

$20 is too much for a lap dance

Posted by: blasmaic | March 22, 2010 3:11 PM

Correction, table dance. I believe DC law has made lap dances illegal.

Posted by: lord_dorpaldonger | March 23, 2010 6:59 AM | Report abuse

Gentleman Clubs have their place; but this type of money trap isn't for the everyday gentleman like Club55 was. Bring back Club55 or don't bother...

Love was NOT closed; they had an incident and they were shuttered for a week during the investigation but have since reopened. Talk about NOT being CURRENT.

Posted by: kahlua87 | March 23, 2010 7:08 AM | Report abuse

It will be another thug filled establishment with unsavory characters as patrons and workers.

Posted by: jabreal00 | March 23, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

This club will not work. $20.00 for a table dance, are you serious??? Like previously mentioned, this club should be downtown, where the ballers are!!!

Posted by: | March 23, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Hi guys and gals. I am from the great state of Montana and I am planning for a summer vacation to our wonderful nation's capital. I want to experience all of the lovely things that Washington, D.C. has to offer. I enjoy gardening, reading, hiking,etc... Should I add the Stadium Club to my to do list?

Posted by: Theone9 | March 23, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

is this the old DC tunnel? :-|

Posted by: joebananas1 | March 23, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

This area is notorious for shootings and trouble. There was a club called Breezy's that was around the corner from this club and it caused much havoc until it's closing some years ago. Get rid of one type of garbage, another one springs up.

Posted by: slang53979 | March 24, 2010 12:29 AM | Report abuse

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