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JillAnne, the only Lower East Side card shop offering complimentary pole dances, has shuttered. Single-monikered owner JillAnne earned press for her store last month with her unusual business plan, which included a stripper pole in the middle of her shop and a free dance for anyone who bought $50 worth of stationery. She explains to Bowery Boogie that she'd always intended the space as an experiment and that after a few months, the trial period has simply ended. But she's keeping the business alive with her online wholesale business—and she's keeping the pole, too.
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