King Arthur's Lounge, a notorious strip club that has been the site of murders and mobster intrigue for decades, is closed after the city revoked the club's liquor license.
King Arthur's Lounge, a notorious strip club that has been the site of murders and mobster intrigue for decades, is closed after the city revoked the club's liquor license.
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Tucked away between scrap yards and a gigantic trucking terminal, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t know exactly where King Arthur’s Motel and Lounge is located. But if you’ve lived in the Boston area for any extended period of time, you’ve certainly heard about the strip club, infamous for a police beating, murders, a bombing and some more recent shenanigans involving the Everett bid for a casino.

The Boston Globe reports that Chelsea officials are trying to shut the club for good:

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“I’m not sad to see King Arthur’s go, just the opposite. It’s another one of those ties to the past that we’re happy to have lifted off of our shoulders,” said City Manager Jay Ash, who is trying to promote a new Chelsea free of the corruption and sins of its past. “There’s a lot of good things going on in Chelsea; King Arthur’s was not one of them. Seeing them close is a good thing.”

The club owner vows to fight the move to shut the sin shack down, even as they owe the city $300,000 in back taxes.

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