March 31, 2009 - Strip clubs take hit in downturn
OLATHE – A business that typically fares well during times of economic uncertainty is suffering along with everyone else.
Even the adult entertainment industry is taking a hit. The clientele of gentlemenâ€™s clubs is taking their money elsewhere, their operators said.In his 14 years as manager of Bonita Flats Saloon, Guido Rutledge said that in years past when the economy has been down, the club has done better.
â€œBut not this time,â€ he said. Rutledge said Bonita Flatsâ€™ business is down 30 percent since last year. And during the busy holiday months of November and December, when having a beer at a gentlemenâ€™s club can be an escape, he said the business just wasnâ€™t there.
Not even the allure of $2 beers can draw customers to the club.
â€œOur customers are average people who donâ€™t have any expendable income,â€ he said.
The same is true for the End Zone in Spring Hill. Manager Neil Baesler said that before the economy went south last year, a typical day shift saw about 60 people come through the doors. Now itâ€™s about half that, he said.
There are slight increases here and there, Baesler said, citing a spike on St. Patrickâ€™s Day, but â€œbusiness has definitely gone downhill.â€
Baesler said an unintended consequence of the economy spiraling out of control was the number of women applying for jobs in recent months. He said women applying have been laid off from big companies. Others worked in factories, some were day care workers or even teachers.
â€œMost of them have college degrees,â€ Baesler said, who added that heâ€™s recently been able to hire some women.
Rutledge said Bonita Flats employs about one-third fewer dancers than this time last year.
And theyâ€™re hurting too, he said. The same is true for some area bars, more businesses that cater exclusively to adult clientele.
Mark Smith, owner of the Brickyard, said his barâ€™s business has been in decline since 2007 and heâ€™s not sure why.
He said things started to get better before gasoline prices skyrocketed, but that put things to a halt and his business hasnâ€™t recovered partly because his suppliers raised their prices and havenâ€™t lowered them.
In Missouri, state law permits bars to have daily happy-hour specials, but thatâ€™s not the case in Kansas, he said.
So to compete, they offer daylong specials on weekdays.
â€œIf I do a deal, you can survive by volume,â€ he said of the bump in business from specials. â€œBut if you canâ€™t raise volume, you have to raise prices.â€
He said Tuesdays when they offer $2, 12 oz. domestic beer cans during darts tournaments, and Thursdays when free tacos are available, are the busiest nights. Even busier than Friday and Saturday nights, Smith said.
When summer arrives, Smith expects his business to get better, â€œItâ€™s never going to be as good as it was,â€ he said. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel for some establishments. Rich Hawkins, owner of Side Pockets, said â€œweâ€™re doing things weâ€™ve never done before that are keeping us afloat.â€
He said they started offering new musical acts about a year and a half ago, expanded the dance floor, offer Ultimate Fighting Championship events for free and have a $4.99 lunch special that includes the option of shooting pool at no charge for an hour.
Hawkins said his business is a private club and is allowed to permit smoking, which has probably helped.
But overall, he said people still eat out less and drink at bars less. Thatâ€™s why Side Pockets has re-branded itself as a restaurant, sports bar and upscale billiards parlor from just a pool hall that offered only three types of beer and a half-dozen sandwiches when it opened 15 years ago.
But it took time to make the transition to what Hawkins calls a â€œdiversified entertainment venue.â€
â€œWe experienced a larger downturn last year because we werenâ€™t ready to make adjustments,â€ he said. â€œThis year we made adjustments.â€
Side Pockets has embraced new technology, using text messaging to alert 1,800 customers of upcoming specials. And 24,000 customers have signed up for its mailing list.
Hawkins said the business has been aggressive with ways to promote its business and has enough wherewithal to weather the economic storm.
Rutledge of Bonita Flats and Smith of the Brickyard said when people have more money in their pockets, the businesses will recover some.
Theyâ€™re not sure how to do that, but theyâ€™re hopeful it will happen.
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March 25, 2009 - “So You Think You Can Strip?” Stripping Contest in Chicago
Chicago â€” The Admiral Theatre on the cityâ€™s Northwest Side is offering its own economic stimulus package of sorts â€“ theyâ€™re offering $5,000 to a woman whom they judge the bestâ€¦ stripper.
The well-known club at 3940 W. Lawrence Ave. in the Albany Park neighborhood is planning it first â€œSo You Think You Can Stripâ€ contest, which begins on Thursday. The contest announcement calls for â€œstudents, housewives, secretaries and the girls next door, along with adult entertainers from across the Midwest.â€ The fine print indicates that contestants â€œcan be females who have never performed exotic dancing onstage.â€
The prospective strippers will be judged by three veterans of the industry â€“ adult star â€œExotica,â€ former stripper Jennifer Whaley, and burlesque performer Angela Eve, along with talk radio producer Kenny Webster.
Theater marketing manager Tim Brown told the Chicago Tribune that about 80 women had signed up as of Tuesday, which may be more than anticipated because of the high rate of unemployment.
Brown told the Tribune that he expects two thirds of the contestants wonâ€™t go through with participating in the contest.
The contest runs for four weeks. Twelve finalists are chosen for the final round and the winner receives $5,000, two airline tickets to Las Vegas and two daysâ€™ hotel accommodations, according to the contest Web site. The runners up win $2,500 for second place, $1,500 for third, and $1,000 for fourth. The first place winner who goes to Las Vegas will compete in a national competition on April 16.
The Admiral Theatre boasts of being the only strip club in the city where models are fully nude. City ordinance forbids full nudity and alcohol in the same establishment, but the Admiral does not serve alcohol.
The theater dates back to 1927, when it opened as a movie theater and vaudeville house. It closed in the 1950s, but reopened as a 25-cent admission all-cartoon theater in the 1969, before it was revamped again as an adult movie theater in 1971. In 1990, the venue changed again to a live strip club. A stage replaced the movie screen, and the private video booths often found in adult bookstores were installed on the former balcony.
A recent report indicated that more women were signing up at strip clubs due to unemployment in the sputtering economy. But the adult industry isnâ€™t immune to the recession. Business is down an estimated 30 percent across all segments, including adult films, gentlemanâ€™s clubs, magazines and novelty shops, said Paul Fishbein, president of AVN Media Network, an adult entertainment company that has a widely distributed trade publication and an award show.
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March 24, 2009 - Stripping For A Living? Find a Strip Club Job Fair!
PHOENIX, Ariz. (KABC) â€” In this bad economy, there has been a big increase in the number of job fairs. Even strip clubs are beginning to hold them.
Christieâ€™s Cabaret in Phoenix is holding a job fair to recruit new dancers and servers. Club managers got the idea from a Rhode Island strip club, which held a job fair and drew 250 applicants for 30 positions.
â€œI think people are broadening their horizons and looking at other avenues to support their families and make an income,â€ said Mo Newman, Christieâ€™s Cabaret.
The club says a majority of applicants have no experience in the adult entertainment industry.
Job candidates are required to be above 19 years of age.
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