Strip club’s new flag causes flap in ScanlonSugar Daddys — the “gentlemen’s club” in Scanlon that features dancers in various stages of undress but serves no alcoholic drinks — debuted a new look last week.
By: Jana Peterson , Pine Journal
Sugar Daddys — the “gentlemen’s club” in Scanlon that features dancers in various stages of undress but serves no alcoholic drinks — debuted a new look last week.
The familiar giant American flag was removed and replaced by a giant white flag depicting a stripper in the corner, with “Sugar Daddys” written in bold black type across the flag.
The new advertisement for the club only flapped in the breeze near Interstate 35 for a matter of days before causing a flap of its own.
“I got a handful of calls,” said Scanlon City Clerk Miranda
McNamara, noting she had first learned of the massive new flag from a Facebook posting.
McNamara said she checked with the building inspector to find out whether the flag was permitted under the city’s sign ordinance.
“For businesses of a sexual nature, there are more restrictions on signage,” McNamara said. “They can only have one sign and it has to be attached to a wall.”
So the city clerk called Dima Corp., the Edina, Minn.-based company that owns Sugar Daddys — and told them the new flag had to come down. The new flag was flying May 24, but it was gone by Tuesday, when Scanlon Mayor Jim Putnam drove over to check it out.
“If it’s gone, it’s gone, and that’s a good thing,” Putnam said. “I’m glad people called the city about it. It doesn’t belong up there.”
However, the flag was back up on Saturday.
A Sugar Daddys manager with the Dima Corp. declined comment on the flag issue this week, though he did say he is working with his attorney on the matter.