5. The Lusty Lady
Seattle has plenty of strip clubs, but most of them are eyesores. The Lusty Lady was an icon. Its frequently changing marquee announcements served as a lowbrow, pun-filled counterpoint to the Seattle Art Museum across the street, and even if you never stepped inside to ogle some skin they cheered you up. The doors closed in 2010, but some enterprising soul needs to buy the name and bring it back.
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