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picture captionThe strip club would possibly possibly perchance possibly be in accordance to Duke Avenue opposite the entrance to Selfridges

Selfridges is struggling with proposals to begin a strip club straight away opposite one of many entrances to its London store.

The retailer has objected to an application to flip an existing club in Duke Avenue into a bar providing „fleshy nudity“, striptease and pole-dancing.

The firm within the motivate of the proposed club suggested Westminster’s licensing committee it would possibly possibly perchance possibly be discrete, but Selfridges said it „has no design here“.

A determination is expected to be made by Westminster Metropolis Council this week.

Electshow Ltd, which ran lap dancing venue the Mayfair Membership in Dover Avenue, applied to flip the unusual Blush club into a strip club which would possibly possibly perchance perchance operate between 21: 00 and 06: 00 BST from Monday to Saturday.

The Mayfair Membership closed in December when the lease ran out, and firm director Wahid Mekhaiel has said he needs to switch his sexual entertainment licence to the Duke Avenue premises, in accordance to the

Local Democracy Reporting Service.

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picture captionSelfridges argued a strip club „has no design“ within the space

Craig Baylis, talking for Mr Mekhaiel, suggested the committee the unusual nightclub was as soon as already working without affecting Selfridges, and the planned strip club would possibly possibly perchance possibly be begin „at fully assorted times“ to the department store.

Nevertheless Philip Kolvin QC, for Selfridges, suggested the assembly the shop had been working to develop the space extra „family oriented“ by building a 20,000 sq toes (1,858 sq m) toy store and a cinema in Duke Avenue.

„This proposal for a lap dancing club is entirely inimical to the persona of this space. It has no design here,“ he said.

Local companies, residents and the Met Police were additionally among the many objectors to the plans.

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