City officials and developer Greg Antonelli confirmed that the infamous King Arthur’s strip club building will be coming down in the next week or so – putting an end to an infamous and embarrassing part of the history of Chelsea and Everett.
Antonelli said he will be moving forward very soon to demolish it, and City officials said there had been a demolition detail scheduled for the planned takedown. Antonelli has already secured the permits to build out a marijuana facility on the site, building a brand new building that will house a store.
King Arthur’s had existed on Beacham Street for many years, and had been the locus of many criminal acts – as well as the bad publicity of having a truck driver strip club in one’s community. The establishment lost its license several years ago, and Antonelli bought the club with plans to re-develop it.