What Happens in the Strip Club Stays in the Strip Club

Several Las Vegas Strip Clubs Closed Their Doors in 2013

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — Rachel @ 9:08 am December 17, 2013

Closed Las Vegas Strip ClubsThere once was a time in Las Vegas when owning a strip club was a fairly secure way to generate a sizable profit. After all there was an abundance of people who were eager to visit a Las Vegas strip club and not shy about shelling out money for a cover charge, pricey drinks and high end dancers.

Such demand along with a growing Las Vegas sparked the opening of many new strip clubs. These new clubs were much bigger and nicer than anything that had previously existed in Vegas. Then came a mortgage crisis and high unemployment and soon the strip club market was not as advantageous as most of us were accustomed to.

There is about 2 weeks left to the year 2013 and looking back over the last 12 months I have observed the closing of at least 6 strip clubs and a pan-sexual sex club. At one time that was unimaginable but it really did happen lets take a closer look at the clubs that closed their doors this last year.

Secret Gentlemen’s Club – This was a decent size club on Valley View Blvd near the Rio Hotel that has operated under several different names over the last 15 years. Not sure if this location ever did well anytime I had been there or drove by it never was real busy.

Cover Girls Gentlemen’s Club & Steakhouse – Cover Girls was an upscale topless strip club and steakhouse located near West Desert Inn Rd and Valley View. This location was formerly home to Rick’s Cabaret, Scores and Jaguars. Back in the mid 1990’s this site was billed as the world largest strip club but many larger clubs have since opened.

Vince Neil’s Girls Girls Girls – Hmm, this previously was Déjà vu Ultimate Nightclub before that it was Seamless then in 2012 it reopened with rock band Motley Crue front man Vince Neil’s name on the sign. Sad to see this club close, love Vince Neil and the Crue not sure how much he was involved but being located behind The Orleans along with high unemployment numbers in Vegas was probably too much to overcome.

Privilege Gentlemen’s Club – This was where the Badda Bing once existed which was a good size club and a nice location providing easy access for locals and tourists. The Bing did a lot of advertising, three or four years ago they were always running ads on the radio, Youtube videos and numerous publications yet it still wasn’t enough. The club then reopened as Privilege a hip hop themed club; sorry to say it didn’t seem to last long.

Discreet Gentlemen’s Club – This was such a nice place, not real big but not small. Discreet had a nice friendly atmosphere but the location may have hindered business. Most of us remember this was the site of Minxx where over the 2007 NBA All Star weekend a tragic and highly publicized shooting took place making any future business here difficult to succeed.

Sheri’s Cabaret – This was a small 2 story totally nude strip club on Highland Dr. Just recently realized Sheri’s was no longer open, they had been in operation here quite some time. Their website is still up and running and the phone number is not disconnected as it just rings and rings. Perhaps this closure is temporary just don’t know will watch closely.

Power Exchange – Wow where do I start with this club? Power Exchange was a pan-sexual sex club which means it was friendly to all legal sexual preferences imaginable. The place was huge but losing about $10,000 a month but that is not why it closed. Power Exchange closed because back in July of 2013 they were raided by Las Vegas Police, Homeland Security and US Customs. Those guys can really damage your business but then again they just don’t knock your door down for any reason.

The raid was not sexually oriented it was about the manufacturing and distributing of synthetic drugs, some pretty serious stuff. The club changed ownership this year and it appears the new owner was using Power Exchange as a front to his drug manufacturing, allegedly of course. The funny thing is their phone number is still in service and goes to a recorded message as if I just called on off night or something. A simple check on the Clark County business license search shows that no business license is current or pending for this address and furthermore that the Power Exchange license became inactive in September 2013.

One thing all these closed strip clubs have in common is that they were all located on a site that previously was the home to failed strip club. Sometimes the location just does not work no matter what you do and sometimes a location just gets a bad reputation that it can not shake.

Then again Las Vegas is pretty well set with strip clubs of all sizes and value so opening a new strip club in today’s market is very risky.

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