Since this is the second time you're bringing up the name, as if that should have been a dead-give-away, I did a Google for Velvet Touch, wondering if I'd see a list of exotic establishments. Here are the first five results/businesses:
It's called "The Velvet Touch"?
Velvet Touch Kennel, Teacup Poodle Puppies For Sale, Breeder Of Teacup Poodles, Teacup Yorkies, Toy Poodles, Tiny Teacup Puppy in Louisiana.
Teacup Yorkies - Teacup Poodle Description - Please Tour our Kennel
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The Velvet Touch - Home Page
Welcome to the Velvet Touch website. Since 2000, we have been servicing residential and interior decorator clients throughout the Tri-State area. ...
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Velvet Touch Academy of Cosmetology
Velvet Touch is conveniently located at 5820 E. Franklin Road in the city of Nampa, Idaho. We are right off the freeway (Garrity Exit) at the intersection ...
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Velvet Touch Wheel Services Inc.
Velvet Touch Wheel Services, Inc. began in 1997, out of the bed of one pick-up truck. The idea was to try and create an industry that had previously been ...
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The Velvet Touch Hair Salon
The Velvet Touch has been the benchmark of salons in Tolland County for over 40 years. Our stylists are on the cutting edge of style and fashion, ready to ...
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Puppies, and wheels, and Cosmetology ..... oh my!
Not being in the know myself, could you please inform me as to the acceptable hours for a massage?
It was open after 9pm?
So you think he staked the joint out for hours first? Looking to see if the sign changed colors? Is that a pre-requisite for a massage in order for one to be savvy rather than naive?
The red-light-green-light warning system? Even the most naive guy should have had alarm bells going off by this point.
Yes, and as such, he should have been suspicious of every massage parlor in Chinatown. He should have been suspicious of every Chinese masseuse. That's a characteristic to admire, and if one doesn't follow that line of 'logic,' one is obviously either very naive or very sinister.
And given Layton's familiarity with civic issues and sex-trade issues at the time, he certainly *wasn't* the most naive guy. Even if he had no knowledge of this specific establishment, he has to have been aware of the prevalence of that sort of activity in that area of town at that time.
Lots of speculation going on in this thread. Perhaps he knew, perhaps he didn't know. No one knows. And that's the bottom line. Now I guess the next speculation to be tossed around is 'who dunnit?' Let the accusations begin! Or I should say, continue.
Ahhhh yes. Politics Canadian-style. (That's for a few here who know who they are )