• Residents unhappy about new strip club sign

    By: Jeff Dubois


    SEATTLE - Dream Girls at Rick's, a notorious strip club on Lake City Way, will soon have a new sign to lure customers in.

    And some residents are not happy about it.

    The Seattle Department of Planning and Development has approved an 8-foot by 16-foot, double-sided video sign for the strip club.

    The marquis is expected to display risqué pictures of scantily-clad women.

    "I live like five blocks down and I wouldn't be walking by watching that,” said Lake City resident Natasha Laughlin.

    She’s not alone.

    A group of residents are pushing back against the new video sign.

    On its blog, the group Families For Lake City posted:

    "Rick's location makes it well-suited for catching the eyes of school children, as school bus route travel through the intersection."

    Residents are hoping to form a neighborhood design review board that would have authority to approve or restrict questionable signs, before the Department of Planning and Development gives its stamp of approval.

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