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SLIDESHOW: Former strip club revived as family homeless shelter

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Human Solutions board member Jo Ann Hardesty speaks Monday at the grand opening of the nonprofit group's new family homeless shelter in the former Black Cauldron strip club on East Burnside Street.The former Black Cauldron vegan strip club gained notoriety in the east Portland area for its unique approach to business. Needless to say, local residents were relieved when the club closed, and even more relieved when plans were announced last year to revive the building as the new family homeless shelter run by nonprofit group Human Solutions. The new shelter opened Monday, Feb. 1, to plenty of fanfare, as both city of Portland and Gresham officials were on hand to mark the occasion. Below is a slideshow from the day's open house at the new shelter.