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Roxy’s strip club in Brooklyn closes — owner says it’s strictly business

Watch cop revive man during fentanyl scare at Illinois strip club

A police officer revives an unconscious man on July 9, 2018 during a fentanyl scare at Roxy’s Exotic Club in Brooklyn, Illinois. Six people, including two officers, were taken to the hospital after coming in contact with the drug.
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A police officer revives an unconscious man on July 9, 2018 during a fentanyl scare at Roxy’s Exotic Club in Brooklyn, Illinois. Six people, including two officers, were taken to the hospital after coming in contact with the drug.

Roxy’s, a well-known strip club in Brooklyn, has closed until further notice.

On Nov. 21, the owners posted on Facebook that the club would close.

Mike Ocello, the club’s owner, said it was “strictly a business decision.”

“Maybe somewhere down the road, we will re-concept or re-brand, but at this particular time, a decision has been made,” he said.

In the post, Roxy’s referred would-be patrons to visit Ocello’s other clubs, including PT’s in Centreville and to Country Rock Cabaret and Diamond Cabaret in Sauget.

In July the club made headlines when three people overdosed on what is believed to be fentanyl. Five people, including two police officers who responded to the scene, were taken to the hospital.

The club was cleaned and reopened about a week later.

Hana Muslic has been covering breaking news and crime for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.


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