Larry O'Connell, the proprietor of the Uptown/Downtown (Grand Forks' own "gentlemen's club" - featuring only the area's finest young women gyrating in g-strings and pasties), is back to his old tricks. The bar/strip club has come under fire recently for alledgedly violating the city's laws which prohibit nude or near-nude waitresses. Now, O'Connell...truly one of our area's great businessmen...is scared of the impending prosecutions and is closing the "Downtown" part of Uptown/Downtown..."Downtown" is the area with the stripping poles and the most questionable activity. Now, the fine establishment is going to be having a change of format...to a "hip-hop dance club." Given the track record of O'Connell's business practices and the staying-power of his establishments, who knows what will happen when that venture becomes unprofitable...or prosecutable...in about three months.