From the December 2009 Glover Park Gazette:
Glover Park will be a two-strip-club neighborhood again soon, predicts attorney James Charles. JP’s Night Club has been closed since a January 2008 fire destroyed its building at 2412 Wisconsin, but the lot’s owners—who are currently constructing a replacement building—are allowing JP’s owner Michael Papanicolas to line up the next tenant, says Charles, who represents Papanicolas. The new tenant would buy the JP’s liquor license directly from Papanicolas; it’s a valuable commodity, because the District is not currently granting new licenses that allow nude dancing. (The neighborhood’s other strip club is Good Guys at 2311 Wisconsin.)
According to Charles, the Alafoginis family group that owns the property “wants this kind of operation in there” because of the high rent it generates—a base rate of $10,000 per month, he confirms. “I don’t know too many shoe stores that can pay that kind of a rent.” Alafoginis family members have declined to comment on their plans for the property.
Charles says Papanicolas is taking pains to ensure that the new club will be an upscale establishment: “We will not sell it to anybody unless they’re going to do a first-class operation.” Charles estimates that the new building’s shell will be finished and a new lease signed by late May.