Photos: Look inside new Shotgun Willie's strip club, featuring firefighter pole and more

Last night, Glendale's legendary strip club -- Shotgun Willie's -- closed forever. And right next door, in a $4 million building that was just a steel-beamed skeleton when we wrote about it back in August, a new-and-improved Shotgun Willie's opened for business.

In the hours before the new strip club threw open its doors and the first customers threw down their dollars, Westword got a sneak peek at the impressive new space. While the staff emphasizes that it still feels like the old Gun, the club has some new ammunition.

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Melanie Asmar is a staff writer for Westword. She joined the paper in 2009 and has won awards for her stories about education, immigration and epic legal battles. Got a tip? She'd love to hear it.
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