Masks on but not much else; Baltimore strip clubs reopen

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City’s strippers are back to the grind after the city lifted a pandemic-related shutdown of gentlemen’s clubs.

City strip clubs were allowed to reopen Friday after a prolonged closure of nearly three months.

The city’s order allowing strip clubs to resume operations came in the wake of a lawsuit filed by the clubs.

They argued that the city had been discriminating against them because other indoor venues were allowed to reopen while clubs had remained closed.

The Baltimore Sun reports that dancers wore masks and maintained distance during performances their first night back at The Penthouse Club.

Patrons had their temperatures taken and signed in to facilitate contact tracing.

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