Gossip and Rumors around Town!
|9/1/99||Eager Beaver, New Club?
Eager Beaver, has ads in the local newspaper looking for dancers, waitresses, etc, both in Las Vegas, and in nearby Los Angeles. Is it another club?
|2/8/99||Girls x 3 Closed
Girls, Girls, Girls, has closed, in less than 2 weeks! All we know is that in the last week of January, the club was supposedly closed due to electrical problems. Now the phone number is even disconnected. The rumors are that the owners needed to open a new club at a new location to hold on to the old Crazy Horse adult entertainment/alcohol license for at least a specified period of time before shutting down for remodeling reasons. We don't know if that's true, but this is the fastest we've seen a club go up and back down again.
|2/1/99||Jaguars Upscale Club
These rumor mills are great aren't they? Supposedly, the story is that Girls, Girls, Girls, is merely a temporary club for the owners of Cheetahs. They supposedly own the four lots around the club and will be building an upscale gentleman's club second only in size to Olympic Garden. Once the new Jaguars club is built, the location where the Girls, Girls, Girls club is will supposedly be torn down and made into part of the parking lot.
We hear that Crazy Horse Too may have run into some zoning problems with the new side of the club that they've built in such a haste during CES. True, or not? We're not sure, but it sure made the club bigger. We hope they're able to get things squared away and keep that section open.
Again, gossip is flying around at a furious rate as stories have circulated that the new club Striptease has gotten busted for an alcohol violation similar to that of Deja Vu and Club Exotica. We obviously asked the management while making a routine visit and they denied everything. Obviously, if it was their first violation, it could have just been a warning, but no one seems to be spilling the beans.
|1/15/99||Employee Musical Chairs
With the influx of all these new clubs, there's definitely a shift of employees from club to club. One of the switches we've heard about is of Head Hostess/Marketing Manager Sharon from Olympic Garden who has moved over to the new club StripTease. We've also seen several DJ's who are either moonlighting or have outright bailed their original clubs. Do these turnovers affect the clubs? Some do, some don't, but whatcha expect from idle gossip?
|1/14/99||One More Club?
Man, does Sin City have the room? Gossip is spreading again as we hear that the owners of StripTease, subject of this gossip column on the 2nd of January, and owners of several Los Angeles based clubs, are about to open another club in Las Vegas. We're not sure if this is a completely new club or an acquisition, but shouldn't the owners wait and see how their first club does before expanding? Maybe they know best, but if they do have another club in the works, we wish them luck.
|1/12/99||Rhino Gets Approval?
The gossip travels fast, but who knows if anything will turn out from idle words. Word is, from an insider, that Spearmint Rhino has indeed moved it's schedule up and has gotten it's alcohol license. We haven't been able to confirm, but club employees have ordered new neon signs for the club. Whether this is an indication of things that has just happened or if they are still preparing for the near future, we're not sure. We'll keep you updated on the latest.
|1/10/99||Crazy Horse to reopen as Jaguars?
The lines are buzzing with the rumor that Crazy Horse will re-open, but at another location on Sahara. We also hear that the manager of the old Crazy Horse, Diane, is supposed to continue as general manager when the new club opens. Another tidbit we've heard is that the club is tossing around the name Jaguars, possibily in line with it's sister club Cheetahs, but according to some of our sources, if the city does indeed allow the club to reopen with their alcohol license intact, they'll have to keep the old name.
|1/7/99||Another 45 Days for Rhino
The gossip is flying fast and furious for the new year as we hear that the Spearmint Rhino has to wait another 45 days before the city council will decide on their alcohol permits. Looks like the walls won't come down during CES this year. It's really too bad because the club is beautifully decorated and has a lot of potential.
|1/2/99||Strip Joint to Open?
Rumor has it that another nude club, called the Strip Joint, is slated to open on Valley View, up the street from the Rio and Gold Coast. Could this be the unnamed club on Valley View which was slated to open almost a year ago? We'll keep you updated!
|1/1/99||Freddie Woods back at OG!
We hear Freddie is back at Olympic Gardens Mon-Wed during days and Friday and Saturday nights! For those of you always asking, you now have your ol' celebrity KOMP DJ back at the wheels at the Garden on the Strip.
|11/28/98||Spearmint Rhino To Go Topless
Gossip or fact? Latest buzz is that
Spearmint Rhino is about to get the
go ahead from the city to break through
the wall between their main club and
the bar which resides next door. The
bar used to be the gay club Inferno,
but has been transformed into quite
a great looking piece of a big puzzle
of what's supposed to be one of the
flagship clubs in the Spearmint Rhino
chain. Lately, the club has launched
a massive advertising attack in Sin
City via Billboards, Newspaper Ads,
and Cabbie word of mouth/spiffs.
|11/15/98||What happened to Freddie?
Rumors spread quick as Freddie Woods, our
favorite KOMP 92.3 strip club Disc
Jockey seems to have disappeared from
the strip club scene again.
|11/1/98||New Strip Club in Casino?
The rumor mills are cranking again
as word on the street is that a current
player in Las Vegas is looking to open
up a strip club in a casino. The only
way that could happen theoretically is
if the club falls under the guidelines
we spoke about in news back in June 98 News.
|10/25/98||Freddie back in Action!
Another birdie has dropped us a line
and we hear that Freddie Woods of
KOMP 92.3, is back in the strip club
scene again! This time at Lil' Darlings,
one of our favorite clubs and home
to one of our notable dancers, Sianna.
|10/15/98||Another LA chain to move into LV?
More rumors abound! Word on the streets is
that another LA chain of strip clubs is
considering the jump into Sin City and has
already looked at property and consulted
attorneys and city folk. Can Las Vegas
sustain another club? Well, with the success
of some of the newer clubs, maybe it can.
|9/20/98||Cheetahs to be Sold?
There are some hefty rumors around that
Cheetahs is to be sold. To whom or when or
if it's even true, we don't know, but as
you all know, usually rumors have some
sort of truth to them.
There's always many sides to rumors, and here's
another. Freddie Woods is not working for
Olympic Garden anymore, however, supposedly, he
was not a no call/no show, but rather his car
broke down (according to sources), and since he
couldn't make it to his shift, he was replaced
that day. That's too bad. He's still at 92.3 KOMP
however. We hope he gets back to the Strip Club
scene soon. Good luck Freddie!
Rumor has it that Play It Again, Sam is
operating a supper club/cabaret license rather
than a different class of adult entertainment
license. If this is the case, you can be sure
there will be some interesting times down
at city hall as well as the local courts
since Spearmint Rhino, which is just several
blocks away is still waiting for approval from
|9/1/98||Freddie Woods gone again?
We hear that after a no call / no show
Freddie Woods, DJ of Olympic Garden got
|9/1/98||Another new club to open
After the recent opening of Play It Again, Sam,
another new club called The Pussycat Club is
rumored to be opening soon. This club, however,
is supposed to be another all-nude revue with
an adult bookstore attached.
|7/15/98||Play It Again, Sam?
Rumor has it that Play It Again, Sam, a former
fine dining establishment, is about to open as
a topless/nude theater with a full dinner menu.
We're not sure how this club will fare considering
the amount of competition just a few blocks down
|3/23/98||Spearmint Rhino jockeys position?
Supposedly, the Spearmint Rhino chain has actually
bought not only the club, but the land the club
sits on at their new Highland Ave. location in
Las Vegas from Terry Gordon, the infamous clip
joint owner of Vegas past. We also hear that the
Rhino is in the midst of buying out the gay club
next door in order to convert from nude to topless
with alcohol. This would really open the floodgates
if they're able to pull it off.
|3/1/98||Spearmint Rhino in Las Vegas?
The first hint was the flashing on their
homepage with a coming
soon before it. The second was
when Risky Business failed to come up for air and
remained closed. Rumor has it that the Rhino is indeed
taking over that so familiar spot for countless other
clubs. Let's see if this happens!
|12/1/97||Club Paradise gets new Owner?
Supposedly, ownership of Club Paradise has been transfered
to Sam Cecola's wife in order to save the alcohol license
of the club. This was due to 'convicted felons can not
own or operate an establishment where alcohol is served'
clause in Las Vegas law. Learn something new everyday eh?
Sam Cecola was convicted earlier in February for a
Defrauding the US government charge.
|12/1/97||New club = New club x 2?
Even though Club Illusions has yet to
there might be another Illusions 2 popping up somewhere
around town. Supposedly, Terry Gordon is involved. I'm
sure we'll see what happens soon.
|11/24/97||What's really for sale?
Well, it seems that the only club that's really for
sale is Club Paradise at a cool $12 million. CASH. Yes,
the rumors for the other clubs are supposedly wrong,
but as club insiders say, "if the money is right,
anything can be for sale!" Now that sounds like it
has a ring of truth to it!
|11/4/97||New club to break ground?
The new club Illusions at http://www.xxxillusions.com/club/
is rumored to have raised the capital needed to begin
groundbreaking soon so that the club will be open by the
first quarter of 1998.
|11/1/97||The Palomino Sold?
As many people have know, the Palomino has been for sale
for quite awhile with a listed price of $15 million dollars.
Well, rumor has it that the club has been sold to an
undisclosed buyer. As the only club that is nude with alcohol
this may not be such a ridiculous price. Now has it really been
sold? Maybe we'll hear more in the upcoming month.
|11/1/97||Club Paradise to go nude?
Admist problems with the city and the general manager
leaving, the rumor is that Club Paradise is about to lose
it's liquor license and slated to be nude by Comdex. However,
as of our last visit, there didn't seem to be any indication
that this was happening. We'll see what happens...
|10/20/97||Would you like to buy a strip club?
It looks like the market is wide open for gentleman's
clubs lately as the rumor is that Club Paradise is up
for sale for $7 million (up from $4 million in the last
rumor), Olympic Garden for $12 million, and Palomino for
a huge sum of $15 million. Of course no one will confirm
anything, but hey, if you have a few pennies in your
pocket, this may be the time to buy.
|8/18/97||Tally-Ho - More Firings?
Another 16 dancers are let go or fired? Whats going on?
The dancers received a message between Saturday and Monday
basically telling them they no longer work at The Tally-Ho
Revamping the club? Changing the style of the club?
Regardless of what happens next month, the club will be
hurting for girls over the next few weeks.
|8/1/97||New Club on Valley View
The previous owner of Club Exotica, Ivan, supposedly
has a brand new nude club ready to go off of Valley View
Street. The word is he's holding off until convention season
to do the grand opening.
|7/20/97||Tally-Ho Avoids Busts
Over 16 dancers were either fired or otherwise let go,
right before a metro sweep of the club. Rules were tightened,
curtains were pulled back, and dances got very tame.
Pyschic? Or just connected? Either way, the club avoided
any busts, but we hear mileage is way down.
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