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By Robert Wilonsky. For almost a decade, for-lease signs hung in giant windows displaying blank interiors. Then, in , came two new tenants, Number 1 and Lucky Haven, followed a year later by a place called New York, New York sandwiched between the two. Brightly lit signs were installed over doorways. The windows were covered up, the storefronts decorated with strips of LED lights colored blue, green and red.
Inside, construction workers filled the empty shells with rooms, showers, kitchens. Outside, illuminated OPEN signs were flipped on and never turned off. I live 2 miles from this strip center near Stemmons Freeway -- have most of my life -- and drive past it often. Seldom have I given this place much thought, except to wonder, occasionally, what these nondescript storefronts were selling.
But this was before I was told how truly widespread these parlors are in this part of town, in tucked-away corners and in plain sight -- and before I saw it up close, during a raid this week at Number 1.
This is a problem increasingly imported by owners who live as far away as Thailand and Korea. And for now, at least, Dallas has just 12 vice officers tasked with eradicating it. Tuesday night, just after sunset, those officers, with backup from narcotics and patrol officers, raided Number 1 after a months-long investigation. They were between shifts: A car pulled up to drop off one manager and pick up another. Both women — year-old Yong-Cha Yi Shim and year-old Sun Cha Yoon -- were arrested and charged with aggravated promotion of prostitution, a third-degree felony.
A third manager, previously unknown to police, was merely detained, because officers did not have a warrant for her arrest. This woman, elderly and with a hacking cough, sat on the ground near the side entrance, where someone had tossed an empty condom wrapper. Undercover officers wearing knit masks through which you could see only their eyes found six women inside. Another showed up later, reporting for work even with the place surrounded by cop cars with flashing lights.