East Millinocket– One of Maine’s most famous off-the-grid landmarks was torn down to make way for a new gun shop, but that doesn’t mean fans of the establishment didn’t get one last thrill.
La Casa, northern Penobscot county’s most beloved, celebrated, and only, topless bar, was smashed to pieces but heavy equipment.
The pieces were then crushed and cut into increasingly smaller pieces. After being reduced to a fine powder, plow equipment pushed the dust into neat lines.
Former hardcore patrons and many former employees lined up for one last bump.
“Brings back lots of memories of good times,” said one La Casa fan.
“We used to drive here from Skowhegan and get sideways,” he said.
Others remember La Casa for its business opportunities.
“I used to sell my stuff to guys here, and I knew I could always make a ton of money,” said one enterprising former fan.
“I hoped I could come and visit one last time but the place closed down while I was on my little vacation,” he said, referring to a 2-year prison sentence.
The closure of the club was a huge blow to Maine’s sleazeball community. However, one last gift from La Casa appeared when it was discovered the site was built on top of a giant mirror.