Seattle's nudie bar king Roger Forbes is finally ready to tackle his greatest obstacle in spreading strip clubs across the Emerald City: he wants to open up a titty bar next door to the Seattle Mariners home ballpark. Forbes wants to open a Déjà Vu strip club just 400 feet from Safeco Field and the Mariners are not happy.
The team has filed a formal objection with the city, citing that lots of kiddies go to Mariners games and they shouldn't be 'exposed' to such a naughty business so close to a family gathering place.
But Seattle attorney Peter Buck, who is representing the business, said the restriction applies only to a "public" open space or park.
Safeco is a private facility where people pay to get in, Buck said.
"We are familiar with the Mariners' objection, but consider it a question of taste rather than a legal position," Buck said.
Buck then pulled out a mandolin and serenaded the news reporter with an impromptu acoustic version of "Near Wild Heaven".
Really though, I think the Mariners biggest fear is that they'll never be able to drag Ichiro out of the club.
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