You may not be able buy a lap dance at the Bing anymore, but you can buy one of the 12-foot stripper poles that rose from the club’s main stage.
The Associated Press and MSN.com reported this morning that the owners of Satin Dolls, the real strip club that stood in for the Bada Bing on HBO’s “The Sopranos”, is going to auction off the poles (no word on whether or not they’ll clean them first), along with other pieces of the club, on eBay.
According to the MSN.com story, “other items going on sale later this week include a pool table, a disco ball and the fluorescent purple men’s room sign often seen in the background as mob boss Tony Soprano conducted business.”
If stripper poles and disco balls aren’t your thing, you might want to grab a piece of useful memorabilia for your own home “club”: the 10 or so barstools and L-shaped slab of bar where Tony’s crew hung out, drank and held “discussions”. (Insert cartoonish wiseguy imitation here.)
Also up for bid, bricks from Satriale’s Pork Store, which, no surprise, is being demolished to make way for condos. Which will be called “The Soprano”. (And no, I did not make that up.)
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