This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
The Body Shop Reopens Tonight
After five very long months, nude dancing finally returns to the Sunset Strip tonight. The Body Shop, which was heavily damaged as a result of an electrical fire, will open its doors and dusts off the poles for the first time since that December 4th blaze.
While the patrons who were forced to take their dollar bills elsewhere and the girls girls girls who had to find a new stage are happy to see the landmark West Hollywood club return, they aren't alone. Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the family of club owner Salas Almudarris tells the Daily News, "All the businesses around there have been suffering since the fire."
The legendary all nude strip which first opened in the 1940s as a burlesque club underwent a million-dollar renovation to recover from the damages of the fire. The Body Shop opens at 8 p.m. tonight. Whitmore adds, "In this time as we know ... things are closing down. This business is reopening.''
Photo by mrtruffle via flickr
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.