Wonderland Strip Club Raided for Drugs and Prostitution
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Wonderland strip club, which occupies 7778 Biscayne Blvd., a space that has housed just about every type of adult business under the sun, was raided early this morning after a months-long investigation.
Thirteen people were arrested after police say they discovered prostitution, drugs, and the selling of alcohol after-hours at the establishment.
The name of those arrested have not yet been released, but NBC Miami reports several woman were seen being placed into a police van at 5 a.m. Police confirmed two managers were arrested during the raid.
In addition to the arrests, the club was also cited for an improper license for ATMs, improper propane gas tank usage, expired fire extinguishers, and faulty emergency exit lights.
The club has not been shut down yet, but its business license will be reviewed by Miami's zoning and finance departments in the wake of the arrests.Local 10 also reports the club will likely not serve alcohol tonight.
The club originally opened in the '70s as the Pussycat Theater, which was a nightclub and porn theater. It has changed names (including Club Madonna II and Black Gold), ownership, and concepts over the years but has almost always operated as some sort of adult business. The club also spent a short time as a male strip club.
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