Upper Eastside residents want gay club shut down

By | February 15th, 2012 | 7 Comments

Tokyo Valentino, a new lounge and videoplex that some Shorecrest residents believe is an adult entertainment complex -- photo by Sergio N. Candido

A  recently opened gay club in Shorecrest has drawn the ire of local residents who believe it to be an illegal adult entertainment complex. The owner denies it, but the City of Miami has cited the business and opened an investigation.

The club in question is Tokyo Valentino, an after-hours lounge at 8330 Biscayne Blvd. Customers who pay the $10 admission fee can take advantage of some features common for any lounge — a dance floor and a game room with pool tables — but there is another part of the business that has drawn the attention of city officials and residents: private rooms and viewing booths. The viewing booths fit two people, while the rooms feature leather day beds and flat screen plasma TVs.

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