MILWAUKEE – The BMO Harris
Bradley Center Board has released a statement opposing a strip
club proposed directly across the street from the center.
The owners of Silk Exotic Gentlemen’s Club have expressed
interest in opening a new strip club in the former Centercourt
Pub & Grill space, across the street from the Bradley Center,
after the city of Milwaukee rejected its proposal to put it at a
different downtown location.
The newest location is on the ground floor of a city-owned
However, the Bradley Center board wants Milwaukee officials to
know it does not support any proposal Silk might have made to
the city regarding the space near the Bradley Center. In fact,
it sent a formal letter opposing the idea to the city Thursday,
according to a statement.
“The proposed use would adversely affect in a significant way
the welfare of both the neighborhood in which we provide the
largest selection of family entertainment in the city of
Milwaukee, and the 1.5 million members of the public who
annually come to enjoy it,” Steve Costello, president and chief
executive officer of the BMO Harris Bradley Center, wrote in a
letter to the Milwaukee License Division.
Numerous downtown advocates have also opposed the addition of a
strip club downtown, expressing concerns it will hurt