And Another Club...
This time, another brand new club called Eager Beaver is opening. There's advertisements in both Las Vegas and Los Angeles newspapers looking for dancers and waitresses.
Another Brand New Club!
Another brand new club called DIVAS has opened. A topless with alcohol club, this used to be the Old Watering Hole. Let's see how long this club lasts!
New Law Which Fines Strip Clubs
A new law which fines strip clubs $500 to $1000 is in the works. Attached to a telephone dialing systems bill, this bill could pass and close the taxi loop hole. That could mean a great deal of change for all existing strip clubs. Here's a copy of the Las Vegas Review Journal version of the story.
Spearmint Rhino Topless!
Spearmint Rhino has gone topless! In a desperate struggle with the city, the nude club has finally become topless in a city where topless clubs run the show. This after two other clubs go topless way before Spearmint Rhino is allowed to.
Newest Club, Closed!
As soon as you can blink an eye, the newest club in Las Vegas, Girls, Girls, Girls, has shut down. What? You can read about the speculations in rumors and gossip, but all we can do is report the news that it's now closed.
Girls, Girls, Girls
Yes folks, it's never ending. Another club has opened in Las Vegas, and this time, it's owned by the same people who own Cheetahs. It's a topless with alcohol club, and it's located on Procyon, in between Spring Mountain and Desert Inn. Currently managed by the ex-Crazy Horse manager, Diane, this is the second topless/alcohol club which has opened since Spearmint Rhino has come to town.
Strip Tease Opens Doors!
Just as one club closes, another opens in it's wake. Strip Tease, a nude juice club owned by the same owners as Star Strip, Star Strip Too, 7th Veil, and Crazy Girls, all in Los Angeles, opens it's doors on the first day of CES. The club is located on Valley View Blvd, and is right down the street from the Rio and the Gold Coast hotel/casinos. The owners have a very strong track record in Los Angeles, but can they keep a club open for long in this trecherous nude club arena in Sin City?
Pure Pleasures Opens Nude Club
Everybody wants to get into the strip club business. Another club is opening in Las Vegas. Pure Pleasures was an adult bookstore located on Western, between Tally-Ho and Cheetahs, right next to the Sahara underpass. They've taken out ads in the local papers looking for dancers for 'Pure Pleasure, an intimate gentleman's club'.
Crazy Horse Saloon Closes Doors
The Crazy Horse Saloon, the 'not quite a historical landmark' strip club, which was located at 4034 Paradise Road by Flamingo, closed it's doors officially January 3, 1999. Although the club was considered an eyesore to some, it was definitely a local's spot with a lot of character and individuality. Rich in history and home to countless stories, we're sure the memories will live on with the hundreds of thousands of visitors it must have had over the last twenty years. We'll miss the ol' Crazy Horse, and wish all of the dancers and management good luck wherever they may go.
The Crazy Horse Saloon was owned by the same owners as Cheetahs, however the building was leased from none other than Terry Gordon, an icon or dictator of Las Vegas adult businesses depending who you talk to. There will not be another strip club opening at that location, since the city code will not permit re-naming or re-opening another club at the location once the original tenants moved or closed. Their license and permits, which were non-transferable, had all been grandfathered since new laws were passed regarding zoning for adult clubs.
Currently, the city is only issuing permits for strip clubs in commercial zones, and has not allowed another topless club which serves alcohol to officially open since Club Paradise. Although Play It Again Sam's, a topless supper club which serves alcohol, owned by the same owner's as Kiefer's on top of Carriage House, has opened recently, it has skirted the standard rules most of the other clubs need to follow by operating as an adult dinner theater rather than a topless strip club with an alcohol license. What's the difference? We're not sure, but the Spearmint Rhino, another club which has been open for over a year, is still having a hard time getting their alcohol permits approved, and thus is still operating as a nude soda/juice club.
Cheetahs gets new Manager
Barry Bogart, Cheetah's general manager has left his post to be replaced by new manager Rich Buonantony. We wish Barry good luck in whatever endeavor he chooses next, and Rich good luck in his new post as GM.
New Golf Bikini Bar Opens!
Another first for Las Vegas, as The Forbidden
breaks new ground with a bikini golf bar. What is
a bikini golf bar? Well, it's bar, but with golf
stuff, like simulators, a putt putt course, and
other fun things, but with cocktail waitresses and
bartenders wearing bikinis. Check out the new
Forbidden Club Bikini Bar.
LAS VEGAS Clubs on HBO!
|9/24/98||LVSCR mentioned on CityLife!
Cabbie spiffs gets exposed on Las Vegas City Life
but you saw it here first over a year ago! You can
read the City life article here as well.
|9/20/98||Pussycat Lounge Now Open!
The new club Pussycat Lounge is now open
on Spring Mountain Road, right past Valley
View Blvd. It has a bright yellow sign that
says "TOTALLY NUDE" on the outside.
We'll keep you updated with a new review
as soon as possible.
|9/15/98||Cheetahs gets new VIP Room
Cheetahs has now opened a new VIP Room
in the front of the club and has made
the old VIP Room into a champagne room
which now cost $100 for 4 dances.
|9/1/98||Club Paradise Serves Food
In an attempt to keep up with it's new upscale
competition: Play it Again, Sam, Club Paradise
has started to serve dinner after 5pm. This new
trend could be very interesting as other states
have had fine dining with classy entertainment
for a long time.
|9/1/98||Stripper Runs for Governor
Barbara Scott, an exotic dancer who dances
by the stagename 'Cheyanne' at Glitter Gulch,
runs for governor in the great state of Nevada.
She has some hefty competition, but notes that
if she's able to get people to pay attention to the
right to work issues in the state, she's done
her job. Her website is at http:/www.ramweb.com/barb4gov.
|8/15/98||New Alcohol Club Opens!
Play it Again, Sam, the newest club to open
with an alcohol permit since 1991, is causing
some nice commotion. Many clubs have tried,
but have been turned down by the city. The
latest being Spearmint Rhino right down the
street. Play it Again, Sam, is also the only
strip club to have a full dining menu. They
also have a limited gaming license.
You can also read the Las Vegas Review Journal
|8/15/98||Thee Place changes to GREEN DOOR
Thee Place, one of the few clip joints in Las Vegas
has now changed into a Swinger's spot called
GREEN DOOR, however, it does not have a listing
with the phone company, which keeps it in the
suspicious business category.
|8/13/98||Lil' Darlings loses Advertising
Under a new terms of contract with the
Las Vegas Convention Center, the LVCVA
has the right to reject any advertising
deemed inappropriate on the four (4) brand
new, state of the art, video quality signs.
In the past, Lil' Darlings stood out in
the bright lights on the video billboard
off Paradise Blvd, right in front of the
convention center. You can read more in
the Las Vegas Sun article by John Wilen here.
|6/17/98||Nudity in Downtown Hotels OK!
A proposed ordinance that is expected to pass
through the city council amends the zoning
regulations for sexually oriented businesses
to exclude nude shows in hotel/casinos with
more than 300 rooms. This would open up a whole
new doorway for stripclubs in Las Vegas. You can
also read the Las Vegas Sun article written by
Denise Cardinal by clicking here.
|4/25/98||Man Linked to Dancer's Death Indicted
A man who has been indicted in a California
court for an unrelated case, has been linked
to the murder of dancer Marysol Perez, which
occured in Ls Vegas in December of 1997. You
can read more about it in the Las Vegas Review
|4/7/98||We got voted TOP 20 in Las Vegas Sun!
The Las Vegas Strip Club Review got voted
as one of Las Vegas' Top 20 websites by
Las Vegas Sun columnist Melissa Schorr!
Awesome! You can read her article here.
|4/1/98||Forbidden Club Open for Business
With not much more than a change in name,
The Forbidden Club has opened in place of
Club Exotica. Even the management is the
same until later this month.
|3/27/98||Club Exotica declares Bankruptcy
After receiving the $50,000 fine from the city
of Las Vegas, Club Exotica declared bankruptcy
and closed it's doors for business. The Forbidden
Club re-opens in it's place with new management.
|3/23/98||Spearmint Rhino to have Grand Opening
The Spearmint Rhino, declares it's grand opening
on Thursday, March 26 with Victoria Paris as the
headlining feature. Girls will be imported in
from the other Rhino clubs all across California.
|3/15/98||Club Exotica also gets fined
Following the huge Lil Darlings fine, Club Exotica
also got fined $50,000 for allowing patrons
to bring in their own alcohol. This is a continuation
of the city going after the clubs for their BYOB
policies. Looks like it's going to get rough.
|3/5/98||Spearmint Rhino buys Risky Business
Again, this club has changed hands. This time, by
vetern strip club chain, Spearmint Rhino. Maybe
this new management team and new owners can do
something in this otherwise cursed spot. The
official opening date has not been announced.
|3/1/98||Glitter Gulch Now Open 24 Hours
The Girls of Glitter Gulch, the only club on Las Vegas'
Fremont Street, is now open for business 24 hours a day.
|3/1/97||Tally Ho Busted
Tally Ho was busted again by vice. This time, for
lewd conduct by the dancers. Now, the dancers are
not supposed to sit on your lap during the breaks
|2/15/98||Club Paradise gives VIP cards to locals
Club Paradise, in an attempt to capture the local
market, has started giving out VIP cards to anyone
showing a Nevada ID. Prior to this, it was not
advertised, but your ID worked in the same manner.
|2/15/98||Cheetahs Raises Lap Prices
Cheetahs, once one of the lowest priced laps in
Sin City, has raised their lap prices to $20 even
on the main floor after 6pm. However, you'll find
that most of the dancers will charge $20 for lap
dances anywhere, anytime now.
|2/6/98||Judges grants Class Action status
In the ongoing saga of the contractor vs.
employee, a judge has granted the court
case filed by several dancers against the
clubs class action status. There is also
an Las Vegas Review Journal article about
the class action status.
|2/1/98||Can Can Room Remodels
The Can Can Room is in the process of remodeling.
According to the new manager, the lap dances
are now at the same rate as the other clubs as well.
|12/26/97||Crazy Horse Too Re-opens
Crazy Horse Too reopens for business after several
weeks of being completely closed during remodeling.
|12/15/97||Lil' Darlings Busted for Alcohol
The battle continued with the Las Vegas police dept.
as Lil' Darlings was fined $50,000 for allowing
customers to bring in alcohol. Resident Terry May
has written a opinion article on the subject.
|12/1/97||Olympic Garden to go 24 hours
In a logical move, Olympic Garden is changing
hours of operation to a 24 hour format. It's currently
open from noon until 6am. This will allow the club to
add another shift in an otherwise lucrative slot which
only several other clubs are taking advantage of in a
city which never sleeps.
|11/24/97||Crazy Horse Too in the midst of Renovation
The Crazy Horse Too has begun Phase One of a $1,000,000
plus renovation and expansion program. The first phase
will be completed by New Year's Eve, and renovation is
well underway. Phase one includes a new interior
entrance with a raised ceiling and granite floors and
walls, a new admissions and merchandise center, a
gazebo with cigars and beer, new vibrant red carpet
with Crazy Horse Too logos, the incorporation of Roman
style columns, two new bars on either side of the Club,
the elimination of the two existing bars, the
elimination of the existing stages, and the
installation of a new central stage with all of the
state of the art lighting and special effects, an
expanded Emperor's Room (VIP Room) which will include a
sit down bar and it's own granite bathrooms, new
granite and tile bathrooms in the main Club, new
barstools at the new bars, all new tables and chairs to
seat 400 + persons, ...all of this in the phase one
renovation. Source: Crazy Horse Too headquarters
|11/20/97||Citations issued at Adultdex
On Wednesday, Las Vegas police issued 9 citations
for "lewd and dissolute conduct" and 2 citations
for "performing a live sex act" during Adultdex.
The live sex act consisted of two performers
touching each other on stage. A case of Las Vegas
cracking down? Not so says Metro. If the promoters
of Adultdex would have checked ID at the door to
insure the conventioneers were at least 18, this
would have never happened. See a full story along
with pictures in an Las Vegas Review Journal article.
|11/12/97||Risky Business Re-Opens
The club on Highland is finally re-opening. There is a
private party on Wednesday the 12th, and the grand opening
is on the 13th. David McKibbin and wife, a management team
originally from Houston, TX, of Caligula XI, Rick's, and
The Men's Club fame and more currently, from Risky Business'
Sacramento club, will be managing. SaReena Lee will be a
|11/10/97||Manager of Exotica Dies in Car Accident
On a sad note, one of the managers of Exotica, Larry,
was killed in a car accident this past weekend. He was
also a former manager at Lil' Darlings and Deja Vu.
Another male passenger was dead on arrival. A third male
passenger and dancer from Deja Vu, Candy, was taken
to the hospital in critical condition. Candy is currently
still in a coma. The status of the third male is unknown.
|11/1/97||New Management for Deja Vu clubs
|11/1/97||Miss Palomino Contest Cancelled
Due to promotional problems, The Miss 1998 Palomino
contest has been cancelled by the club indefintely. No
comments could be obtained from the promoter George Morejon.
|10/31/97||Risky Business opening again
There is no exact date, however, Risky Business, has placed an ad
in the Las Vegas Review Journal looking for help and advertising
SaReena Lee as a feature. Located where Tiffany's and Runway 69
used to be, the club was open for less than a month last time before
they shut down. Let's see if they can keep it open for longer this
|10/15/97||New General Manager at Club Paradise
Howard, the long time manager of Club Paradise resigned
for unknown reasons. Dennis, from Sheik's Palace Royale in
Minnesota has replaced him.
|10/1/97||Wild J's on HBO
The only club in Las Vegas to have regular features
can be seen on HBO's Real Sex #18 all through the
month of October. Footage shot through several feature
sets throughout the year as well as during CES can
be seen. Check it out!
|10/17/97||Miss Palomino 1997 Update
Over $17,500 in prizes and nationally televised on
pay-per-view, the first ever Miss Palomino contest is
sure to be hot. Sponsored by Coors, promoter George
Morejon has several celebrity (non-competing) guests
already signed. Venus Delight, Samantha Strong,
Mistress Ariana are just a few of the guests.
|9/27/97||Club Paradise owner sentenced
Salvatore 'Sam' Cecola was sentenced, by U.S. District
Judge Charles Kocoras, to a jail term and a $10,000 fine.
This is from a conviction of conspiracy to defraud the
United States Government charge in February where Sam
Cecola and two other men were found guilty of skimming
more than $2 million dollars from several adult bookstores.
Sam Cecola begins his 46 month prison sentence beginning
January 20, 1998. A Las Vegas Review Journal article
|8/1/97||Lil' Darling changes management again
The previous manager of Lil Darlings, Gordon,
Las Vegas to manage the new acquisition of Totally Titanium
on Waikiki Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. Lee and Holiday have
been left in charge. On another front, new carpeting
has been installed and cameras are still in the horizon.
|8/1/97||Club Exotica - Grand Re-Opening
After a week of being closed, Club Exotica
new private booths, several theme rooms, and some new
furniture. The staff is still the same with the exception of
a new manager, Larry, previously of Deja Vu.
|7/15/97||Lacy's Open For Business
Lacy's, the new no-cover, no-minimum club attached
to the Palomino is officially open. Set up both as a
hostess bar and show/lap club, it's an interesting setup.
|7/15/97||Heatwave at Maxim Hotel/Casino
The old Heatwave show which appeared several times a
night throughout the week at Club Paradise is
at The Maxim Hotel/Casino. If you didn't catch it then,
go see it now. Karin Denise and her troupe are very
talented and bring a new dimension to stripping.
|7/13/97||New Club Illusions makes Offer on Web
A new club chain named Illusions made it's debut on usenet and the web. Offering a chance for just about anyone to own a piece of a strip club, this is a chance for those interested who never had a chance to do anything in the past. Their webpage is located at: http://members.aol.com/IlusionINC/index.html.
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