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Basic Plumbing

1924 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
1993 2001

"Dry Bath" private club.

"Lee Struwe says he and his partner, Hosea Cobb, opened Basic Plumbing in 1993. They chose the spot because it was “basically a gay area,” he said. “Location is very important.”

Cited for zoning violations in 1995, Struwe and Cobb have been embroiled in a heated battle the past year.

Neighbors blamed Basic Plumbing patrons for cruising problems that turned their streets and yards into a late-night arena of drug use and public sex. They staged a well-organized campaign against the club’s application for a variance and won."