FORT COLLINS - Employees of the last strip club in Fort Collins said an unexpected goodbye to the business Sunday.
In a move that caught customers, employees and even the building's future owners off guard, A Hunt Club leaders announced early Sunday morning the closure of the business that opened nearly 25 years ago.
Timberline Church plans to buy the east Fort Collins building housing Northern Colorado's longest-operating strip club. A Hunt Club will be replaced by a new church serving the needs of those living on the north side of Fort Collins.
"Everyone was kind of blindsided," said topless dancer Ashley Trent, 21, of Fort Collins who started at the club as a 19-year-old in need of quick cash but soon became part of the "mini family" of bartenders, DJs, bouncers, dancers and regulars.
Trent, who met her husband, bouncer John "Fluffy" Stephenson at the club, estimates roughly 40 people lost their jobs.
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