Places like are what give me a bit of hope when it comes to sex being less taboo in the US. I'm generally of the mind that prostitution is never going away - the biological desire for sex is something incredibly powerful. By forcing sex workers to be illegal it removes the ability for them to be protected by society and 'otherizes' them, not to mention the terrible society of pimps that pops up in places like that.
From what I've heard, most legal brothels tend to be much better for the workers and the staff. The women aren't worried about being beaten or murdered, the clientele appreciate a much nicer environment, and everyone's happy. I'm happily married now but when I was single and busy, I would have appreciated having a place to go find some temporary physical intimacy.