Saturday, May 19, 2012
Strip club goes full monty after liquor license denied
From the Daily News:
Show Palace, formerly known as Gypsy Rose, is slated to open May 31 as a gentleman’s club and restaurant.
A message sent out on the club’s Twitter account touts it as “the newest, largest, most upscale FULL NUDE Adult Nightclub/Restaurant in NYC.”
Owners of the club have tried twice to get a liquor license without success.
Local civic leaders, elected officials and business owners lobbied hard against the club, saying it would hurt the rebirth of Long Island City as a family friendly neighborhood.
In recent days, young women have walked into local businesses and handed out cards with risque pictures advertising Show Palace.
The club’s web page outlines its hours, 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursdays through Sundays, noting it offers a $10 steak, eggs and mimosa meal deal.
While full nudity is not allowed in clubs where alcohol is served, the rules are looser for dry establishments.
Terry Flynn, an attorney for the club’s owner, said they are still pursuing a liquor license.