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Ozaukee Christian School to begin classes in former strip club

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OZAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) – As students head back to school this week, students at Ozaukee Christian School won't attend class for another two weeks.

That’s because OCS is renovating and moving into a new school building, the former Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Club in Trenton.

The stripper pole is gone, but the stage, the bar and the leopard-print rug are still in place.

"It’s only a story God could write,” Administrator Kris Austin said. “Very different use of the room. It’ll be bright and cheery and a place of love and learning.”

Classes start on September 16 on the other side of the building in what used to be a daycare.

At the end of August, crews were hard at work getting the building ready for the school’s 50-60 students in kindergarten through 8th grade.

As the school expands, it will continue to transform the rest of the old strip mall, including the old strip club.

“God in his sense of humor said I’m going to take that, which was meant for not necessarily great purposes in the life of family and I’m going to transform it into a place of life and light and hope and joy,” Austin said.

Ozaukee Christian School is still accepting students. Information on enrollment can be found on the school’s website.

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