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We all have heard about the strip clubs in Miami. For a city in its size, Miami indeed has a lot of nightclubs. In Miami, strip clubs are a serious business and go hand in hand with a proud history.
Twenty years ago, the city of Tampa went to war against strip clubs. The fight is often remembered by a hour city council meeting that was followed by hundreds of stripper arrests in the months that came after. That spaceship on top of a Tampa strip club? It once was the house of the future.