NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – GRAHAM RAYMAN
The iconic New Jersey strip club that was the model for the Bada Bing hangout in HBO’s hit show “The Sopranos” served its last drink on Sunday.
Satin Dolls in Lodi, N.J., was shuttered under a court order after New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino and the Division of Alcohol Beverage Control moved against the club.
A.J.’s Gentleman Club, which has the same owners, was also shut down.
Actors playing Garden State mobsters regularly filmed at the Route 17 jiggle joint, and memorials to James “Tony Soprano” Gandolfini were erected there after the star’s untimely death in 2013.
Both clubs have to either sell or transfer their liquor licenses by Jan. 3, Porrino said.
Anthony Cardinalle, a convicted racketeer from Saddle River, is barred from having a liquor license.