Strip Club Seen on 'Sopranos' Holds Auction
SCOTT SIMON, host:
The Bada Bing Club isn't winding down with an obscure ending like "The Sopranos." Actually the real-life bump-and-grind club in Lodi, New Jersey, that was the scene of the fictional club in "The Sopranos" is called Satin Dolls, and they're remodeling.
So much of what you saw on the TV series is being sold off on eBay - barstools, a twirling, garish disco ball and 12-foot high stripper poles - perfect for that 12-year-old boy's bedroom, right under that David Beckman poster. And nearby, the brick building in which the fictional Satriale's Pork Store was housed is being demolished to build - yes, tapping in real life - to condos.
The owner, Manny Costeria, hopes to sell bricks from the facade for a hundred dollars each. But he told the Associated Press, I'm a big fan of the show, but I don't know if I'd run to buy a stone off the pork store.