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Topless Women Not Part of San Pedro's Beautification Plan

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Residents in San Pedro are working hard to prevent a topless bar from opening up at 1010 N. Gaffey Street [map], reports the Daily Breeze.There, the neighborhood council, has been on a mission to make that part of their community more beautiful, and the rumored arrival of the "South Bay's Finest Girls" with their tops off, "Live Shower Shows," and visits from real-life "Porn Stars" don't quite fit in.

An ad placed in an area paper heralded the impending arrival of the "GIRLS*GIRLS*GIRLS," but the business plan doesn't seem to be following the proper course. "No permits have been pulled for the new business," and with the eyes of Councilwoman Janice Hahn and the LAPD's Harbor Division monitoring the location, the topless bar might get the boot before it even opens.

Concerns of residents include the location's proximity to community resources like the animal shelter and the new fire station. It faces a well-traveled freeway off-ramp, and the building can be seen from the 110 freeway where is passes above, in a stretch of the busy roadway that often sees slowing and stopping during peak traffic. Residents are also concerned because the area has become increasingly family-oriented.

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Diana Nave, president of the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council, says they'll likely take up the issue in their August meeting.