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Strip Club Proposed for Downtown Milwaukee

Another effort is underway to bring a strip club to downtown Milwaukee. 

On Thursday, a liquor license application was submitted for "The Cosmopolitan", described as a "high-end dining in a vintage roaring 20's motif." 

The club would sit near the intersection of N. Milwaukee and Wells, in the building that formerly housed the Catch-22 Bar and Grill.

According to plans obtained from the city, owners would put roughly $1M in renovations into the two-story building. The first floor would feature fine dining, with the second floor featuring erotic dance. According to the the plans, "The Roaring 20's focus will shine throughout the space along with music and lights that will add to the classy vibe and experience on this level."

A dress-code would prohibit baggy clothing, white t-shirts, sunglasses, chain necklaces, and gold teeth, among other things. 

It's the latest in a series of efforts to bring a strip club to the area. Last month, a group applied to open a similar establishment on Old World Third Street.

The city is still dealing with legal issues associated with strip clubs, after denying a handful of requests.

The liquor license application has to be approved by the city's License Committee, which would make a recommendation to the full city council. Both parties would also have to approve a Public Entertainment Premises License, indicating they would like to have "Adult Entertainment/Strippers/Exotic Dance." 

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