This place is best known as being purchased by the good Rev. Roger Rudin in the 1980s (?), an austere, respectable Pentecostal preacher and one time owner of the Westward Ho. By day RR was a preacher on intimate terms with the Lord, who even made him (RR) His (God's) official end time prophet. At night, he was Roger Rudino, a flamboyant, colorful character that entertained intimate gay friends at his glitzy Paradise Lounge establishment. Somehow for years he managed to fool both communities, ripping off both and leaving many if not fond memories.