Seattle To Get First Strip Club In 20 Years – Next To Courthouse

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s first new strip club in 20 years is opening next door to the federal courthouse.

And from his chambers on the 14th floor, the federal judge who struck down the city’s strip-club ban, James Robart, has a bird’s-eye view.

Deja Vu Showgirls is planning to open the club in the basement of Fantasy Unlimited, an erotic boutique and movie theater. It will be the city’s fifth strip club.

No strip joints have opened in Seattle since the late 1980s, when the city imposed a temporary moratorium that was renewed for 17 years. Robart struck it down in 2005 as a violation of the First Amendment free-speech rights.