One young man reminisces about the former strip club, saying he used to sneak in through the back when he was only 16. It was called the Platinum Showgirls club back then. "Most of the strippers would be on the wall over there," he said, "and then on this side there would be DVDs of pornography, CDs and everything." He is now one of the church's most active and enthusiastic members, saying that he and the building had both been transformed. He said it seemed like he was "meant to be here."
The club, which not only housed strippers but was also a supposed haven for drugs, prostitution, and was "eyesore," was raided by SWAT teams and shut down in 2009. The building underwent about $100,000 in renovations, and the city of Boynton Beach couldn't be happier. One has to wonder what a strip club-turned church looks like on the insideÂ—maybe they kept the mirrors on the ceiling, or turned one of the poles into a cross?
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