Last night, Chanceford Township zoning hearing board members denied “The Office” strip club from opening in the township.
It’s a saga that began in March — one that had a largely Christian community up in arms about the possibility of nakeds within their hallowed boundaries.
The decision is a relief for some.
For me, it’s bittersweet. I loved traveling to The Brogue for the last four hearings for many reasons , some of which have nothing to do with always-hilarious references to G-strings and pasties.
So, in no particular order, here are the Top 10 things I’ll miss about this issue being kaput for now:
1. D&K Surplus. I have stopped here on the way to almost every hearing. Why? Because D&K offers a wide variety of edibles that are near or past their expiration dates at deeply discounted prices. It’s not convenient for me to go here unless it’s on the way to somewhere else. And it’s damn near The Brogue.
2. My bottom was just getting used to those hard, wooden folding chairs they made us sit in.
3. This guy.
4. The hilarious live tweeting opportunities. I think I banked more Twitter followers from this single issue than anything else I’ve covered. Let’s take a look back, shall we? Brogue might not need a strip club. Having these hearings was enough entertainment.
5. The praying in the parking lot. Need I say more?
6. The Brogue. It’s is a mysterious land that knows no boundaries. Seriously, I have no freakin’ clue where this place starts and ends. It’s an enigma.
7. This Facebook page, and it’s profile picture of an outhouse made of snow.
8. The poetry. Exhibit A.
9. The fact that a strip club isn’t happening (for the time being). I’m not pro or anti strip club. In fact, I really couldn’t care less. But from a journalist standpoint, I was sort of interested in watching this blossoming enterprise.
10. The mystique of indecision. It was pretty awesome to ponder what was going on in the heads of the zoning hearing board members. Now we have our answer. I guess I’ll have to find something else to wonder about. Rarely doesn’t anything this exciting come across the business desk. I’m in mourning.