The city of Raleigh is acquiring the Milner Inn, one of four properties on Capital Boulevard damaged by flooding in August, and an adjacent topless bar that has been in the city for years.
The city and the owners of Milner Inn, located at 1817 Capital Boulevard, have agreed to terms to allow the city to acquire the property for $830,000, the city said. The city is expected to close in October.
Right next to the Milner Inn is the Foxy Lady, a longtime adult entertainment club. The Foxy Lady said on its Facebook page that it plans to move but did not disclose a new location.
The owner of the Foxy Lady could not be reached for comment.
A woman who answered the phone at the Milner Inn declined comment.
The city’s goal has been to turn that part of the corridor heading into downtown into a park.
The city said it is acquiring the Milner Inn through a grant program by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in response to historical flooding events.
On Aug. 12, the city said, Milner Inn received flooding of approximately 2 to 4 inches throughout most of the units located on the east side of the property.
This summer, a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts, Raleigh’s oldest, closed for good.
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