Strip Club Seen on 'Sopranos' Holds Auction

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/13947506/13947485" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

You can own a piece of Satin Dolls, the strip club that doubled for the Bada Bing on The Sopranos. As it prepares to remodel, the club is taking bids on bar stools, stripper poles and a corner of the actual bar.

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.

Copyright © 2007 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.