History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Wisconsin - Businesses - Bars and Clubs

Body Shop
Location: 720 Bodart Way, Green Bay


June 1982
March 1985

Bar/ social



Body Shop bar in Green Bay was opened when the owners of the Manhole (Joe Mallien and Mike Dziuba) decided to relocate and begin anew. It was an extremely popular bar in Green Bay. It was the "home" bar of the Argonauts leather club, hosting its title competitions for 4 years (between the time the Manhole bar closed and when the Argonauts annual "Run" moved to a members rural estate).

Body Shop was transformed by owner Mike into Who's early in 1985.

More information about this business is welcomed from anyone who can contribute it.

Beach Party
February 1984
In Step vol. 1 issue 2
Emperor and Empress Ball
'83 Emperor Joe Mallion, '84 Emperor Czar Nicholas II,
'84 Empress Sheba, and '84 Empress Jackie Morgan
April 1984
In Step vol. 1 issue 6
Mcall Productions show:
(L to R) back: Barbra Jean Mason, Natasha, Pepper McCormick,
front: Bouji & Mandi McCall.
May 1984
In Step vol. 1 issue 9
Dance floor undergoing remodeling for 2nd anniversary
May 1984
In Step vol. 1 issue 9

BodyShop's first newsletter:
ShopTalk, April 1984

Upcoming 2nd Anniversary celebration
(Steppin Out column-
In Step volume 1 issue 10
June 1984)

Body Shop becomes Who's Bar
(Steppin Out column-
In Step volume 2 issue 5
March 1985)

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: October-2006.