The weird saga of the City Nights club in East Boogie
just got a little weirder. And a lot hotter. Because it burned down last night. That's why we say, "hotter."
Only a few months after a black man was murdered in this apparently all-white dive, the building went down in flames at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, and now police are suspecting arson.
Everybody's jumped on this one, from the TV networks (KMOV
) to the Post-Dispatch
and the Belleville News Democrat
. Here's a little context from Keegan Hamilton's Dec. 7 Daily RFT
post on City Nights:
Of all the places to open a nightclub that advertises "Hot Girls, Cold
Beer" and [reportedly] only allows white people to enter, East St. Louis,
Illinois has to be at the bottom of the list of likely locations.
only is the city's population 98 percent African-American, it also
prohibits "sexually explicit" businesses from holding liquor licenses.
yet, according to the family of a Bethalto man who was killed in a
bizarre incident this past October, City Nights is just such a club. (Read the rest of Hamilton's post here).
wouldn't be surprised if this hot little story went national....