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At historic Royal Esquire Club, members add new energy amid a changing Seattle

Randy Cross and LV Glover dance at the the Royal Esquire Club’s First Friday Networking Social CQ in Columbia City. Cross is a longtime member of the Royal Esquire Club. “We take a lot of pride in putting on quality events and being supportive of our youth in the community and will continue to be a part of the great city of Seattle,” says Carl Copeland CQ, with the Royal Esquire Club.  
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In recent years, the black men's social club, founded more than 70 years ago, has faced big challenges, including gentrification and an aging membership. But a motivated and growing cadre of members is working to revitalize this longtime hub for the city's African American community.

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