TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Alcohol Beverage Control announced Dec. 7 an order for two North Jersey “gentleman’s clubs” to sell or transfer their liquor licenses to a third party by Jan. 3.
The two clubs, Satin Dolls in Lodi and A.J.’s Gentleman’s Club in Secaucus, must also shut down live entertainment by Dec. 17. The Satin Dolls location was used as a fictional gentleman’s club called Bada Bing in the HBO television series “The Sopranos.”
The clubs have been involved in ongoing cases for a number of years. Anthony Cardinalle had been previously disqualified from maintaining involvement in the club, but has allegedly continued to manage operations.
“The Cardinalles may have wanted to keep the business in the family, but that’s not how it works. Their continued flouting of Alcoholic Beverage Control laws cannot and will not be tolerated,” Porrino said. “Illegal activity was glorified at the Bada Bing in the fictional world of Tony Soprano, but it has no place in modern-day New Jersey It’s time to shut it down.”