By Jessica Smith ReporterOctober 16, 2018 09:25:59The Pittsburgh strip club, located in the heart of downtown, has long been a haven for the homeless and the homeless community, but that’s about to change.
The club, which has been in operation since the 1970s, is set to get its strip-club license Thursday.
In January, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that it would require strip clubs in Pennsylvania to comply with the requirements for medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers, including making sure they’re not operating without proper licenses.
The state also said it would expand its regulations to cover other licensed establishments that have been in business for years or have undergone a significant change in ownership.
The Pittsburgh club, also known as the Pippen Club, has operated at 1450 Pennsylvania Ave.
for more than two decades.
The Pippens are owned by the family of the late, late, Chuck Pippin, who owned the club until his death in 2010.
Chuck Pipes, the late owner of the club, died in November at the age of 83.
Chuck Pippins daughter, Lacy Pipping, who is now a lawyer, is also the co-owner of the Pips, and the family said she will run the club as well.
Chuck and Lacy will take over as the owners of the Pittsburgh club in January 2019, the Piggens said.
Pippins daughters are both lawyers and they are looking forward to continuing their family business in Pittsburgh.
“Our goal is to make this a safe and comfortable environment for all our guests, including the homeless people that live in the neighborhood, the transgender community and people of color,” Lacy said.
Lacy said the club has been operating in the city since the 1980s.
She said it has hosted performances by some of the country’s top musicians and that it has a very active and enthusiastic crowd.
Pippi Pippinger, who has been a regular dancer at the club for many years, said the owners have always been welcoming to guests and that the club is not a place for anyone to hide.
“We’re going to make it a safe space and we’re going, in my opinion, we’re doing a good job,” she said.