Strip Club From 'The Sopranos' Is Closing For Alleged Criminal Activity

The real-life New Jersey strip club that served as the fictional setting for the Bada Bing! on The Sopranos is shutting down for allegedly being home to criminal activity.

New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that Satin Dolls is one of two Garden State strip clubs “ordered to cease operations,” reports, along with A.J.’s Gentleman’s Club. They have until the 17th to “cease live entertainment due to alleged violations of state laws.”

The clubs and owners — identified as members of the Cardinalle family — have been under state investigation for more than six years, Porrino said.

“The division has alleged that Anthony Cardinalle, who was criminally disqualified from maintaining involvement with the clubs’ operations, nonetheless continued to run the businesses,” Porrino said. “The division also alleges that the owners failed to account for large amounts of cash flowing in and out of the businesses.” (Via)

“Illegal activity was glorified at the Bada Bing in the fictional world of Tony Soprano, but it has no place in modern-day New Jersey,” Porrino said. “It’s time to shut it down.”

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