Opening a Strip Club?
Posted by anonymousone (+8) 10 years ago
So I've tossing around ideas in my head for a business to open up when I finish my degree's and make it back home. Since I've been gone Miles City has grown alot, and I believe that the club would be of great success in the area, especially that there is very few of them in the region. With some tips from the bigger clubs that are located in the area I'm located they gave me information with getting some big named people, and some well known people to make appearances, and also working with neighboring clubs, to exchange performers to allow more of a variety of dancers, also few ladies nights. well, hope to hear positive feed back but if not I understand if you frown upon the Idea.
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Posted by hmb (+150) 10 years ago
Ha, I would know people that would love this idea. Lots of peopke from small towns would probably come here for it.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 10 years ago
Is it legal? I know somebody tried to open one in downtown Billings a while back and all hell broke loose.
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Posted by Michael LaFayette (+77) 10 years ago
If you could get the propper permits from custer county I am sure one would do well. I remember alot of people used to talk about how they would always go to Hathaway before it burned down. You will want to be pretty careful on where you locate it though. But I do agree it would be the only one in a fairly long distance. You would get alot of the smaller communities comning to it, such as Forsythe Baker Broadus, Terry, Glendive, ect.
Good luck with your idea/plan.
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Posted by ABE (+421) 10 years ago
It just has to be outside city limits is all.
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Posted by j2r (+140) 10 years ago
Seriously? People go all nutso and negative when someone wants to open a pool or a skate park, but someone else mentions opening a strip club and it's all smiles and support? Just an observation... O.o

Hmmmmmm...Good thing there will be something fun for the kids to do when they grow up!

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Posted by ABE (+421) 10 years ago
Because it will more than likely not cost taxpayers anything.
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Posted by anonymousone (+8) 10 years ago
My apologies that my idea of a business doesn't target the youth, but I do plan on adding an extra fee at the door to too give money to a organization ( exp. make a wish, food bank, or even the community, ect..). I still need to do more research and need to look more into the local laws, but if my plan falls through i do plan to help out the community in what ways I can.
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Posted by jp1 (+190) 10 years ago
Mliles City needs a good country..music.. dance floor,
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 10 years ago
My apologies that my idea of a business doesn't target the youth, but I do plan on adding an extra fee at the door to too give money to a organization ( exp. make a wish, food bank, or even the community, ect..).


Umm... so you are going to exact a "cover-charge" at the strip club?

I am not sure this kind of business is a good idea. Seems like such a operation would compound all of the customer service issues at WalMart and the fast-food joints, by competing for the already small pool of "job-seekers". Of course if they were cross-trained it might be different.

[This message has been edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (6/15/2011)]
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Posted by M T Zook (+515) 10 years ago
I'm waiting for Gunnar's response.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 10 years ago
So I've tossing around ideas in my head for a business to open up when I finish my degree's and make it back home. Since I've been gone Miles City has grown alot


Who told you that has "grown"? Perhaps someone is now counting the chickens, but really the population has been pretty much they same size like forever.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1607) 10 years ago
I think he meant in dress sizes. Better import the dancers or put in a really reinforced dance floor.

FH
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 10 years ago
I think a strip club is a great idea. It would give folks another place to get a job other than McDonald's or Walmart!
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Posted by Former (+187) 10 years ago
I'm pretty sure that this was already my idea. That said, great idea. I think you're going to need to get into one of the "circuits" as I'm positive that there isn't enough... "local talent" to keep the place going. I figure we're already catering to truckers w/ the 32 casinos on Haynes. A strip club would probably kill. This all should have been done out by the old Flying J of course. Haynes used to be a nice pretty family oriented entrance to town, and now its a truck stop.
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Posted by Former (+187) 10 years ago
And, although I PERSONALLY like the idea, there would be mass hysteria amongst the locals.
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Posted by Michael LaFayette (+77) 10 years ago
Good point Richard, MC stays between what about 8,000 - 10,000 population?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17321) 10 years ago
I'm waiting for Gunnar's response.


Why, you know what that is....yes, yes, yes!

Couple of thoughts:

1) It needs to be off the interstate to attract truckers, but out of the city limits. I'm thinking the old Husky station at the Baker interchange. I think Haines might be a bit over-developed for such an enterprise (although certainly doable).

2) Cover charges are okay, but you should have afternoon happy hours with no cover charges to attract the locals.

3) Stick to cheap megaswill beer, as that is what most of your clientele will drink, but put Beaver Creek Pale Ale on tap for the few out-of-town sophisticated customers who will likely frequent your establishment during hunting season.

Anonymous One, my hat's off to you! This is the kind of entrepreneurial spirit that Miles City needs!

P.S. Don't worry what happened in Billings. Billings is full of shady sorts of questionable character....just look at our congressman!
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Posted by j2r (+140) 10 years ago
I rest my case. Ugh.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 10 years ago
Weird thing about our population. It has stayed within 1,000 of 9,000 for seventy years. It is on upswing right now but even if the Tongue River Railroad were to whir into town tomorrow, I bet there would be a slow downswing at some point and we would keep on the same steady flatline we've been on since 1917.

That's why housing is so scarce. We need it today but no guarantee we'll need it tomorrow so nobody invests in it.
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Posted by anonymousone (+8) 10 years ago
haha sounds like you want certain beer . But I do agree that Hanyes is pretty packed and would like it to be in that area, but I can see where I should keep it out of the families eyes. I do like the idea of it being around or where the old Flying J was keeping it right off the interstate will make it easy for truckers to get too, and maybe enough land to provide parking. Funny u mention the reinforced dance floor, thats the other kink in my plans is to find talent, and a instructor to teach the dancers, and for getting the Billings performs to maybe come down every once in awhile will have to see what happens there, but last time the talent i seen there wasn't so bad at all, but like i said this is all just an idea I've been looking into and would like to bring another sort of entertainment to the area and offer more jobs. And if your interested in dancing by all means send me pictures, jk. But thanks again for being supportive, and the advice.
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Posted by mule train (+1055) 10 years ago
Baker Interchange should be your location. You'll make a mint. Add a hotel next to it and a truck stop and you got yourself the next "Fred's" on the East.
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Posted by mule train (+1055) 10 years ago
also..."if you build it, they will come"...strippers follow truckers. truckers follow strippers. It's synbiotic relationship.


On a side note...strippers also follow oil workers. Alaska Bush Company in Anchorage is an example that your business plan should follow.
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Posted by Kmama (+105) 10 years ago
It's about time adults had something more to do for entertainment than karaoke...
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17321) 10 years ago
As per mule train's excellent additional comments, A-1 has a solid business model that will go places. Especially with the price of crude hovering around ~$100.

A-1, you can listen to the naysayers, or you can listen to those of us with proven business success who aren't trying to score a tricycle off the classified ads here. Either way, I think you are an outstanding young man, and wish you all the best success in the world! Should you decide to try to locate in the city limits, if you need, ask me to be a characer witness and I will give whats-his-name-the-Mayor an earful!!!

P.S. I have posted a link to this thread to the TED NUGENT'S SCREAM DREAM HUNTING BAND 'EM AND BRAND 'EM OUTDOORSMAN VACATIONS!!! discussion board, and so far their have been about 3,410,953 hits tonight.
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Posted by Gern Blansky (+23) 10 years ago
There's a motel next to the truck stop at the Baker Interchange, at least there was the last time I was in Miles City. The girls could stay there while passing through. Miles City is too small I would think to feature local talent if any could be found. Good luck finishing up with your "degree's".
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 10 years ago
It's about time adults had something more to do for entertainment than karaoke.


This is the funniest comment in this thread. Strip clubs as adult entertainment. Go on, pull the other one.
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Posted by Former (+187) 10 years ago
So... strip clubs are NOT for adult entertainment? What are they there for?
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Posted by Bob L. (+5094) 10 years ago
Gunnar wrote:
A-1, you can listen to the naysayers, or you can listen to those of us with proven business success who aren't trying to score a tricycle off the classified ads here.



Golden.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9194) 10 years ago
wendy wrote:
Go on, pull the other one.

I didn't think that sort of contact was normally allowed at these sorts of establishments...
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 10 years ago
Strip clubs are for the 12 year old boy that inhabits some men's psyches. There, I said it.
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Posted by Kmama (+105) 10 years ago
i happen to know many women who frequent strip clubs (in other cities obviously) and enjoy the ENTERTAINMENT!I've enjoyed going to strip clubs myself. Many pole dancers are extremely talented athletes. Other acts include contortionism and poi! Let's see you slide around a pole Wendy. You're probably too busy getting them stuck up your ass.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 10 years ago
Wendy is a talented athlete in her own right. I have personally watched her dance over the top of sharp swords on many occasions and she did not so much as knick her little toe.

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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1501) 10 years ago
Other acts include contortionism and poi!


<wiki>Poi is produced by mashing the cooked corm (baked or steamed) until it is a highly viscous fluid<wiki>

I don't get it.
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Posted by luvlife (+285) 10 years ago
Kmama...Wendy is far to intelligent to ever want to stoop so low as to dance half naked on a pole and turn on a bunch of horny men/women...whatever the case be.
This is really "ENTERTAINMENT"??? WOW...what is this world coming to anyway??? I am no prude...but, I would hate to see a Strip Club come to MC....I don't see any REAL athlete's capable of the job here in this town....???
This just sounds like something in real bad taste and only bringing this town down to a level we don't need.
I have children and I enjoy that this town still has some morals left...if you want to go watch strippers...go out of town. If you want to watch "REAL" athlete's....go support our MC Cowboy's/Cowgirl's and Pioneer activities!!!
Keep the other stuff in the privacy of your bedroom!
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Posted by Kmama (+105) 10 years ago
poi is fire dancing. the word is polynesian.
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Posted by Kmama (+105) 10 years ago
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Posted by Kmama (+105) 10 years ago
[url]http://youtu.be/yt6AHDJ2QHk
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Posted by Kmama (+105) 10 years ago
what about the erotic cirque du soleil? is that not entertainment? because "body parts" are showing suddenly it's not a valid art form?
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Posted by Bridgier (+9194) 10 years ago
This is descending into a debate over "Art vs Pornography" - a subjective distinction at best.

I wrote a paper once for Nancy Thorne on this topic, and I defined it thusly:

"Art is a naked woman on a couch, pornography is two naked women on a couch making out. Unless they're doing so artistically"
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 10 years ago
Perhaps the question to ask would be whether anyone would come to see it if the girls had clothes on. Cirque du Soleil, obviously they would. The likely entertainment at the hypothetical Miles City strip club...perhaps not. Maybe if they were "doing so artistically".
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Posted by Bob L. (+5094) 10 years ago
Peeler bars are usually quite depressing, actually.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 10 years ago
Paying a young drug addict with daddy issues $40 to pretend to like you for the duration of a trimmed down version of "Cherry Pie" by Warrant? What's depressing about that?
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Posted by Former (+187) 10 years ago
luvlife,

If you don't like strip clubs, don't go to them! And, if your kids like staring at naked women when they're 18, they'll be hitting up strip clubs.

The implication that "strippers are stupid" is not at all accurate... then again, you've probably not spent much time at a strip club or talking to strippers, and would therefore have no frame of reference.

Strippers provide a service. And that service is jumping around naked. Its no more or less entertaining than watching some guy get his ass kicked by a bull, which seems to be popular around here.
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Posted by Former (+187) 10 years ago
And, I'm not the spelling police, but I think you meant to say "far too intelligent" as opposed to "far to intelligent." Do you strip by chance?
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