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At sunset, the bucket of an excavator that was used to demolish Boom Booms Saloon strip club sits among the broken bricks littering the site on Fairfield Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


The End of Boom Boom's Saloon The End of Boom Boom's Saloon

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The End of Boom Boom's Saloon

The long-vacant Boom Boom's Saloon building was demolished on November 10, 2015. This photograph was made the next evening at sunset. The building was on Fairfield Avenue, just north of Taylor Street, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

When I was young, Boom Boom's was probably the sleaziest bar in Fort Wayne. A strip club, it was also a notorious center of crime and violence. It closed in 2000 after the Fort Wayne Police Department asked the State of Indiana to revoke the bar's liquor license.

It is unusual for the police to do that here; but the FWPD was being called to Boom Boom's numerous times a day for drunken brawls, stabbings, shootings, and drug dealing!





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