A stripper new to Boston got herself and Centerfolds on Lagrange Street in trouble when she gave a customer an intimate neck rub - just as Boston Police detectives were conducting a surprise inspection.
Det. William Gallagher told the Boston Licensing Board this morning he had just gotten to the club's third-floor Champagne Room - where customers can pay for more personalized attention - around 12:35 a.m. on May 19, when he saw a "substantially unclothed" employee blatantly violate city ordinances that require a minimum two-foot separation at all times between strip-club workers en deshabille and customers:
"She stood up on the sofa, and her legs were straddling his shoulders as she massaged his neck," he said.
A club manager acknowledged the incident. He said the dancer was young and new to Boston and that she somehow had simply missed the message at the nightly meetings the club holds that such things simply are not done in Boston, even if they are perfectly fine in other parts of the country. "She was just trying to make the situation comfortable" for the customer, he said. Still, she was suspended, he added.
The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take.