David Spencer is selling the building. He put the partially finished structure, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 516 and County Road 3263, on the market June 28.
ERA Real Estate is the agency selling the structure, which had upset nearby residents who worried about the club's presence near their homes for the past three months.
Original blueprints for the project submitted to the county's building department showed it was to include a dancing stage with a pole, and private dancing and VIP rooms.
There are no poles or private dance rooms in the building, and it would be suitable for any industrial business, he said.
Contractors only finished about 40 percent of the original plans before he pulled his building permit on May 9, the day a group of about 60 Flora Vista residents held a meeting with county government officials to discuss how a gentlemen's club can pop up in the middle of a neighborhood.
The building has been a contentious issue for San Juan County residents in recent months. The club's proximity to homes raised issues about the lack of zoning laws in San Juan County.
County government officials have brought up the club during public growth management meetings to get feedback on the need for zoning ordinances that would prevent adult businesses, or other businesses, from building in residential
Spencer has said he is the victim and was tricked into the building the strip club. He said he never wanted to be involved with the project.
"It's against my family's morals," he said.
The Spencerville neighborhood is named after the Spencer family, he said. The family has lived in the area since the 1940s. He said his construction business, Presidential Construction, has suffered because of his association with the club.
"I showed up to do a job," he said, "and a man kicked me off his property."
Spencer said his cousin, Steven Murphy, a Farmington defense attorney, is responsible for building the club. Spencer said he gave Murphy permission to build on his property but didn't know until after construction started that it was planned to be a strip club.
Murphy denies Spencer's allegations.
Manuel Serna, a laborer who pours concrete, said Murphy paid him $10,000 to pour concrete at the job site. He said he met Murphy in his law office to discuss the contract.
"I can't say anything bad about him," Serna said. "I'm grateful for the work. We all have responsibilities."
Murphy is listed as the organizer of MMK Investments, a limited liability corporation that has the same address as Titus and Murphy Law Firm, according to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission's website.
In late January through early February, MMK Investments purchased nearly $30,000 in building equipment from Mueller, Inc. a company that sells metal building materials, according to a copy of the receipt. Murphy's work and mobile phone numbers and his email address and the address to Titus and Murphy Law Firm are listed as customer information on the invoice.
Spencer said those building materials described in the invoice are now the metal building at the intersection of U.S. Highway 550 and County Road 3263. The building backs up to a neighborhood and is near a school bus stop, neighbors said.
Murphy said any involvement he has with MMK investment or the strip club is because he is a lawyer representing a client and he can't discuss it.
On Thursday, the county building department was notified that the building proposed to be a strip club was for sale, said Larry Hathaway, the San Juan County administrator of community development.
ERA Real Estate is selling the 4,000-square-foot building and three quarters of an acre for $275,000, Hathaway said.