Silk targets embattled Ladybug Club for possible location

CREATED Dec. 18, 2013 - UPDATED: Dec. 18, 2013

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MILWAUKEE – Silk Exotic night club isn't giving up their efforts to open up a strip club in downtown Milwaukee.

Silk has reached an agreement to take over the site now occupied by Ladybug Club, also called 618 Live on Water, on Water St. between Wisconsin Ave. and Michigan Ave. Silk still needs a liquor license and a lease with the landlord, so it's not a sure thing just yet.

“Its one of those things where he wants to get out and we want to get it so we'll see,” said Silk owner Jon Ferraro, referring to Ladybug Club owner Habib Manjee.

“Given the uncertainty, we want to protect ourselves and our employees,” said Ladybug Club representative Michael Maistelman.

The city still must approve that request.