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SINN, the ‘bikini dance club’ next to Scientology’s Life Center in downtown St. Pete, now featuring Amateur Night

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With a homeless population that makes Mumbai seem hospitable, the last thing downtown St. Petersburg needed was a low-grade, white-trash bikini club opening across the street from Williams Park. But there is a certain irony in the fact that this club, with a stripper pole that’s not even attached to the ceiling and dancers that make the strippers in Pinellas Park look like Victoria’s Secret models, opened up next store to the Scientology Life Improvement Center.

Still, by several accounts, business at SINN has not been booming. One “gentleman” who attended the club’s “grand-opening” described the scene as a “sawdust joint” straight out of a Patrick Swayze movie.

An email I received from a girl-friend of mine described how she and her other girl-friends were not allowed into the club “without a male escort.”

Recently, I spotted this ad on Craig’s List:

I’m still wondering what Mayor Bill Foster thinks about a bikini-dance club operating one block from City Hall.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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