The city says it will improve that part of town, but others question the purchase. The city bought the building on Kendall Street and agreed to help relocate the strip club, Centerfolds, that operates there. In other words, the city is going to use taxpayer dollars for a strip club. It tells me that we have our priorities out of order; to be behind endorsing a strip club is not the direction that our city should be going in," said Reverend Cory Gathright. Progress is a tricky thing. Schey says they had to buy the strip club out to make way for tenants at Ignition Park.
The Torch is an average strip club if you have low expections. I only come here because I live nearby and I don't visit very often. Better clubs are an hour away if you go west Hammond and hour and a half to the south Kokomo.
According to witnesses agents from the I. Ward said armed agents wearing body armor rushed the club from all sides and Indiana State Police set up a perimeter. Other witnesses say up to 50 agents and cops spent around 8-hours at the club removing boxes of evidence and taking crime scene equipment in and out. The federal agents drove cars with license plates from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan, leading many to suspect it was a large scale, multi-state investigation. The scene created quite a stir in the town of just of 1, people.