The last remaining peep show in Las Vegas closes to make way for a marijuana dispenser and marks the end of an era in Sin City
- Showgirl Video in Las Vegas was closed last month after almost four decades
- It was assumed that the video and bookstore for adults operated the last remaining peep show
- Las Vegas prohibited sex affairs on the Strip in 1992, but Showgirl was allowed to stay
- Raymond Pistol, who sold Showgirl in 2016, said that sex businesses are now online
A video and bookstore for adults that is believed to have operated the last remaining peep show in Las Vegas has been closed to make way for a marijuana pharmacy.
Showgirl Video was closed after nearly four decades last month and marked the end of an era in Sin City.
The building will soon be demolished to make way for a marijuana pharmacy, the Las Vegas Sun. reports.
It was believed to be the last place in Las Vegas with a peep show – where dancers perform behind a window that opened when a customer placed $ 1 in a machine.
Las Vegas adopted a regulation in 1992 prohibiting sexually oriented businesses along the Strip, but Showgirl Video was grandfather under old code.
The Showgirl Video tent in an unlit street corner near Las Vegas Boulevard, awaiting the upcoming demolition
Showgirl Video adult video and bookstore was considered the last remaining peep show in the Las Vegas area
Raymond Pistol, who sold the company in 2016, believes that many mature companies have been overtaken by the internet.
He said: & # 39; Sexually oriented companies have been repressed by the internet. You can get everything you want at any time. & # 39;
Showgirl Video customers came from all walks of life, Pistol added. The artists he hired had little experience in the adult entertainment industry.
When Pistol opened Showgirl Video on Las Vegas Boulevard in 1983, the live dancers behind the viewing window were taxed in the same way as & # 39; vending machines & # 39; in the casino & # 39; s.
The building that Showgirl Video occupies will soon be demolished to make way for a marijuana pharmacy
Victoria Hartmann, director of the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas, said that efforts in recent years have tried to make the city & # 39; more family friendly & # 39; to make.
She told the Las Vegas Sun that customers want a more interactive experience.
Hartmann said: & # 39; In the peep show, the interaction is not that intimate, nor does it create much experience.
& # 39; With someone you look through a window, they do a little bit of their own thing, there is minimal interaction.
& # 39; While at men's clubs, especially those that have existed in the last 10 or 20 years, their entire mantra creates an emotional experience for their guests. & # 39;
A similar movement took place in New York City, with an attempt in the mid-90s to increase security in Times Square and to close pornographic theaters and peep shows.
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