John Mahoney, Canwest News Service Files The Cafe Cleopatra strip club on Montreal's St. Laurent Boulevard. The city's public-consultation office has recommended that developers reconsider a plan that would have evicted the club.
From The National Post:
MONTREAL - If asked to name the lobby groups wielding power at city hall, strippers, transvestites and fetishists would probably not figure high on the list.
But a grassroots movement to save a St. Laurent Boulevard strip club and showroom received a boost from Montreal's public-consultation office yesterday. After months of study and public hearings, the municipal body is recommending that a planned redevelopment of what was once a bustling red-light district retain some traces of its seedy past.
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Update: Office towers on The Main nixed by some -- CBC