City Trouble in Dildotown
posted by March 23 at 14:12 PMon
Posted by Jonah Spangenthal-Lee
Back in February I wrote about the “ongoing scenario” at Club Lagoon. I spoke with Castle Megastore employee Billy Helton about his experiences working underneath Club Lagoon, which he described as “hell above us.” His employers at Castle were none too happy about that.
Today, Billy e-mailed The Stranger to let us know he’d been fired from Castle, alleging:
i was quoted in the article about CLub Lagoon a few weeks ago . i’m the one that got castle megastores inc all up in a gruff . well , low and behold they fired me for speaking my mind on behalf of the comunity about how much i couldn’t stand working below a club that does nothing but shit out homophobic assholes … for lack of a better word . either way i am now without a job and without rent for my apartment [but] i cant say that i am not happy about not working there anymore
….i heard that they were afraid to fire me
because they thought i would contact the stranger and
let you know what happened and print another story
having to do with castle or something so i thought it
only right to do what they expected and see where it
goes from here .
I asked Castle Human Resources Director Adriana Rosales if, indeed, Helton had been fired for his quote in my article. “No,” she said “There are other reasons [why] and he knows it.”
Club Lagoon owner Ryan Howard took exception to Helton’s description but acknowledged that there had been tension between his business and the neighborhood. Howard said that he intended to make changes to bring in a more mature crowd.