Saturday, October 10, 2009

Developer vows more nudity if liquor license denied

From the Times Ledger:

The owner of a Long Island City strip club is warning Community Board 2 that its efforts to stop his liquor license application could result in a far racier club with a younger audience.

Gus Drakopoulos, who grew up in Astoria and runs the Sin City gentlemen’s club in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, said the club itself can proceed with or without the license. Without alcohol on the premises, he said, exotic dancers can dance fully nude instead of topless and the minimum age drops from 21 to 18.

Would Drakopoulos, who said Sin City aspires to be a classier, more upscale establishment than what typically goes in the outer boroughs, be willing to go that route?

“If they leave me no choice, yes,” he said. “We don’t want to, but we have the right.”

The two-story brick building was formerly the site of Smiley’s Flowers, a wholesaling company. Construction plans show the converted building would have 12 karaoke rooms and a main lounge with two cash bars on the lower floor and a service bar on the upper floor, according to application documents. The plans call for a maximum occupancy of 299 people.

12 comments:

Mike S. said...

My whores need a place to dance...and whatever.

italian girl said...

"Would Drakopoulos, who said Sin City aspires to be a classier, more upscale establishment than what typically goes in the outer boroughs,.."

LOL. How in the world can you make being naked or even half-naked classier?

Mike N. said...

Hey Gus...can I interest you in a discount ad special we're running in our weekly this month?

Anonymous said...

Gus D of Astoria ....

Sort of explains why Dutch Kills and Astoria look the way they do and the direction they are headed.

Anonymous said...

Perfect. Now I don't have to buy liquor their. I'll just come drink and get to see some REAL beautiful Puerto Rican, Dominican and Colombian women fully naked.
WHAT IS THE ADDRESS?

linda said...

why is this a0 aloud to speak and threaten any board? i say close his ass down completely. does he really think young men are going to go in and spend money w/0 liguor.. that tells me he'll have drugs, so let him try and then will send his ass to jail.

A. Trib Whore said...

I would like to thank Mike and Mike for giving me my start in the smut industry. Now the girls and I will have a place to intermingle...if ya know what I mean. I am getting girl wood just thinking about it! By the way Mike, a lot of guys have little weiners so don't get depressed. You know which one you are! However, you do have a set of balls on you! I'm sure you and your newspaper buddies will write nice things about our Long Island City venue because you will need to sell us ad space.

Anonymous said...

This cheap pimp must be very proud of himself. Let his daughters be the first on stage to disrobe and sell themselves for money.

I'm betting this smut peddler doesn't live anywhere near Queens.

Anonymous said...

It may still be better to have sober 18 year olds watching fully-naked girlies than drunk 18 year olds with forged IDs doing same.

Here's a thought. If you are really worried about kids seeing this, mom, dad, make your live at home adult cough up some rent money so he has less to spend on this crap.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of "classy" -- how classy is it to threaten CB 2 with greater destruction of the community if this club is denied a liquor license. I wonder if the zoning rules would allow a similar club to open adjacent to the present Drakopoulos residence wherever that is.

Anonymous said...

"Developer vows more nudity if liquor license denied"

I really don't want to see the developer nude! Schenkler's whores are another matter. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Could it be that after Nussbaum's failure with (was it?) "Shanghai Nights" overseas adult clubs he's silent partnering more locally these days?