286. Owner of Oak Park's torched Velvet Rope gay night spot charged with arson, insurance fraud / The Velvet Rope, 728 Lake St, was destroyed by fire in the early morning of June 3, 2012 and never reopened. At the time, Frank Elliott said he thought the bar was targeted because it catered to a gay / 2013-11-1
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Club owner Frank Elliot has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud following his claim that his bar was targeted in a hate crime.