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Notorious Seattle Strip Club Reopens After Being Seized By Feds Months Ago

SEATTLE (CBS Seattle/AP) — Nearly five months after Uncle Sam sold it, one of Seattle’s most notorious strip clubs is reopening its doors.

Rick’s Nightclub, a legacy of the organized-crime organization under Frank Colacurcio Sr., will reopen its doors Friday under the name Dreamgirls.

The new owners told Seattle PI that the place has been remodeled, and they “intend to operate the most beautiful club in the area, attracting the most beautiful women.”

Club manager Andy Wallock says he’s looking forward to providing adult entertainment at such a “historic” site.

The strip club on Lake City Way was sold in June for $2.35 million at a federal auction. It was seized as part of a wide ranging racketeering investigation of the now-deceased Colacurcio.

In late July, Rick’s Nightclub caught on fire. The fire caused about $650,000 in damages and of destroyed content in the building.

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