Over at the Telegram.com message boards, there’s a heated debate about the Seven Lounge’s plan for poll dancers and – at least this time – we just love how “Puritan” expresses his feelings on downtown:
“My problem isn’t with Exotic Dancing. Those girls can strip all they want. I even go to clubs in town on occasion. I’m not against giving a hard working lady a dollar.
But there are already two clubs 1/8 of a mile from the Common. If the city is looking to revitalize the downtown area, and bring in outside business and money to the city, turning Main St. into the red light district is not the route they should take. I don’t want to speak for everyone, but there’s enough to NOT go downtown for. I don’t even want to walk around city hall at 2pm, for fear of stepping in a puddle of spit from the loitering high school students, or being accosted to accept a tract from that crazy jesus freak on the bike with the shifty eyes. With the opening of the Hanover Theatre close at hand patrons of that establishment have to go to Shrewsbury St. for a pre-show dinner, or after show drink. I imagine they won’t go next door to Elite billiards, or to the Red Baron. I’m sure the old ladies attending the off-Broadway production of ‘Hairspray’ don’t want to go to the flesh peddler to stick a Fin in a girl’s bum. They want to sit down to a plate of fettucini alfredo and a side salad.” -Puritan