July Industry News Wrap-Up


July has been a busy month for strip clubs in the news. From politics (and their conventions!) to Pokemon, we have all of the best news and articles here for you in one place!


Speaking of Pokemon, a lot of people have noticed that there are Pokestops or gyms at strip clubs around the country. Vocativ has the explanation, and sadly it isn’t that the world is suddenly acknowledging the huge number of nerdy strippers.

New Orleans, home of the ED Publications Gentlemen’s Club EXPO this year, has been having a rough time of it lately with City Council attempting to put a number of new regulations on the strip clubs in the city. Nola.com reported that everything is seemingly at a stand-still until the middle of September, which has the possibility of being good news.

HipHopDX reported that T.I. is opening a new V Live in Atlanta, and it brought out over a thousand dancers to audition. Whether or not the club will be able to compete with the established Atlanta club pantheon is still to be seen.

On the topic of new clubs, Atlanta clubs are spreading to Miami with a potential King of Diamonds location opening on South Beach.

Not all clubs with the name “Crazy Horse” are related, as the LA Times reports about a trademark battle that seems to be finally put to bed. Crazy Horse III is allowed to continue operating under the world-famous name.

West Virginia has undergone a huge amount of damage with recent floods, and relief for those effected is still coming. The Blue Parrot in Morgantown, WV was donating proceeds from lap dances, as ABC details. Many small-market clubs participate in local charities, and it’s great to see positive coverage.

The Thrillist has a shareable little article detailing how enjoyable strip clubs can be for women, and also talking about how great they can be for parties! Make sure this ends up on your club’s Facebook page so that when employees or customers share it benefits you.

Gawker has an article detailing working during the RNC, which turned out to not be as profitable as most hoped, and the Philly Voice reported the same for the DNC. Funny or Die also spoke live to a few dancers at Philadelphia’s Club Risque about their experiences.

Finally, with Jacq the Stripper making a splash over at Cosmopolitan, her hilarious illustrations have been making the rounds more now than ever before. Check her out and go buy The Beaver Show!


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From the stage to the booth, Kira has been in the industry for a total of 7 years, with the final 3 of those spent DJing at Double Visions in Pennsylvania. Since beginning her DJ career she has been named DJ of the Year by the local industry magazine, Unveiled, nominated for DJ of the Year by the ED Awards, and also branched out to take control of social media for her club. She has been a PANDA Board Member since early 2016.