Hold the strip steak: Christine's Cabaret closes

Perhaps you did, in fact, dine at the steakhouse inside Christine's Cabaret by the Auto Mall on Passyunk Avenue.

If you did, you'd know that the strip club's showroom was visible from the dining room through one-way mirrors. (And if you happened to visit the dancers' dressing room, as I did while writing my former entertainment column, you'd know there was a tanning booth. But I digress.)

Christine's poles are now silent. The club closed last week after three years.

Its Yelp reviews, at least, were favorable, with one reviewer praising the food but deeming the club "rather boring."

On a more serious note, the club's former owner, Robert Laflar, died in January; he had been awaiting trial in connection with charges that two employees beat a man to death. 

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