Lap-dance club in Worcester - reporter has sneak peek and meets a dancer ahead of grand opening

Lap-dance club in Worcester  - reporter has sneak peek and meets a dancer ahead of grand opening

Lap-dance club in Worcester - reporter has sneak peek and meets a dancer ahead of grand opening

Lap-dance club in Worcester - reporter has sneak peek and meets a dancer ahead of grand opening

First published in News Malvern Gazette: Photograph of the Author by

NAKED and topless dancers will soon be cavorting on stage with a series of raunchy routines when a controversial lap-dancing club opens its doors this Friday.

Your Worcester News reporter was given a sneak peak inside the Black Cherry Gentlemen's Club in Lowesmoor and met one of the dancers ahead of its opening night on Friday (March 28). Organisers have promised a series of celebrity visitors in the next few weeks but have so-far remained tight-lipped about who they will be.

The interior has a purple and black colour scheme with a sprinkle of gold and heavy use of mood lighting to generate atmosphere. With sparkly purple carpets, gold Versace sofas, large ornate gold-framed mirrors, winged cherub ornaments and two flame simulators on either side of the stage, the club looks set to ignite interest when it opens its doors between 9pm and midnight, offering free entry to guests. The club has nine private dance rooms - three "opulent" VIP rooms and six standard booths. On opening night 20 dancers are set to perform but after that there will be about 15 girls a night. The dance booths have panic alarms and the venue is monitored by 39 high definition, infrared night vision cameras for the security of customers, dancers and staff.

The purple theme is constant with purple urinals, toilet seats, carpets, lockers recycled from the Olympic Village in London and purple armchairs. Jobs at the venue have been much sought after with 760 applications for just seven bar and reception jobs.

Dancer Amelia, 21-year-old a single student at the University of Worcester, who did not wish to give her real name, said: "I love it. I think it's really smart , classy and up-to-date. I love the colour. The money I get is helping me through my course and helping me pay tuition fees.

"You get to meet lots of new people as well as the other dancers who become your friends. Dancers are treated very well. We're here of our own accord. Nobody is making us come here. It has made my life a lot easier. I will have to pay debts of around £12,500 for three years. This helps me to get ahead."

The club will be open seven days a week, 9pm to 4pm on weekdays and Sundays and 9pm to 4.30am on Saturdays. The front is blacked out so no-one can see inside from the street while the doors are a specialist acoustic variety which help with sound-proofing to reduce any disturbance.

A spokesman for the club said: "We're trying to make it as classy and upmarket as we can. People will be disappointed that it is not as sleazy or seedy as they hoped it might it be." The dress code is smart and licensed security staff will be present at all times. Managers hope to organise charity events in future with a particular focus on helping wounded soldiers, including amputees. There are also plans for ladies' nights with male dancers and, working with Lee Winters of The Flag, nights catering for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers.

Plans to open a club in the former Images and Funk nightclub in The Butts were withdrawn by the applicant after complaints. But Ash Patel succeeded in getting the old DNA premises licence transferred to him.

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1:52pm Tue 25 Mar 14

imustbeoldiwearacap says...

So, the WN is now offering free advertising to "Gentlemen's Clubs" - does it offer the same services to all entertainment venues? And is this news or just an excuse for the "intrepid reporter" to don his DWM? We need to know!!!! (Well, not really! I don't wish to know the details!)
So, the WN is now offering free advertising to "Gentlemen's Clubs" - does it offer the same services to all entertainment venues? And is this news or just an excuse for the "intrepid reporter" to don his DWM? We need to know!!!! (Well, not really! I don't wish to know the details!) imustbeoldiwearacap
  • Score: -12

2:45pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Samboy says...

What a stupid comment from 'imustwhotsitiffy'. I AM too old and consider the Club to be 'in bad taste' to say the least, but I am pleased to see the report which does let me see precisely what is on offer without having to go there. The report is more informative than some of the garbled items which do get reported.
What a stupid comment from 'imustwhotsitiffy'. I AM too old and consider the Club to be 'in bad taste' to say the least, but I am pleased to see the report which does let me see precisely what is on offer without having to go there. The report is more informative than some of the garbled items which do get reported. Samboy
  • Score: 15

5:12pm Tue 25 Mar 14

b1ackb1rd says...

Bet he had to fold his dirty mac with a cricket bat ...
Bet he had to fold his dirty mac with a cricket bat ... b1ackb1rd
  • Score: -11

10:53pm Tue 25 Mar 14

imustbeoldiwearacap says...

but he wouldn't get on his bike wearing it?
but he wouldn't get on his bike wearing it? imustbeoldiwearacap
  • Score: -9

5:33am Wed 26 Mar 14

Guy66 says...

What a shame some people are so blinkered they cannot even locate any perspective these days!
What a shame some people are so blinkered they cannot even locate any perspective these days! Guy66
  • Score: 10

7:42am Wed 26 Mar 14

THE FACTS says...

So, more Poles .... and its spring !
So, more Poles .... and its spring ! THE FACTS
  • Score: -1

10:39am Wed 26 Mar 14

nicki1967 says...

After all the controversy about this club. of course it's newsworthy. Worcester us classed as a pretty large city so why shouldn't there be this sort of establishment. Obviously, being female, I won't be a patron but I hope it succeeds. And, let's face it, more jobs have been created. Surely that's a good thing.
After all the controversy about this club. of course it's newsworthy. Worcester us classed as a pretty large city so why shouldn't there be this sort of establishment. Obviously, being female, I won't be a patron but I hope it succeeds. And, let's face it, more jobs have been created. Surely that's a good thing. nicki1967
  • Score: 8

1:05pm Wed 26 Mar 14

canuck7 says...

Guy66 wrote:
What a shame some people are so blinkered they cannot even locate any perspective these days!
yes, but as the famous quote go's,-- "There's too much f_ _ _king perspective"!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Guy66[/bold] wrote: What a shame some people are so blinkered they cannot even locate any perspective these days![/p][/quote]yes, but as the famous quote go's,-- "There's too much f_ _ _king perspective"!!!!!! canuck7
  • Score: -8

3:36pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Old Scrumpy says...

Very revealing how some commentators have their knickers in a twist when anonymous on the keyboard. They'd give anything to have a (free) peek, of course. In the safety of Eastenders, their minds wander ... is this all there is?
Very revealing how some commentators have their knickers in a twist when anonymous on the keyboard. They'd give anything to have a (free) peek, of course. In the safety of Eastenders, their minds wander ... is this all there is? Old Scrumpy
  • Score: 2

8:23pm Wed 26 Mar 14

DarrenM says...

Is a hard life as an Evening News reporter eh? ;)
Is a hard life as an Evening News reporter eh? ;) DarrenM
  • Score: 10

8:11am Thu 27 Mar 14

Guy66 says...

canuck7 wrote:
Guy66 wrote:
What a shame some people are so blinkered they cannot even locate any perspective these days!
yes, but as the famous quote go's,-- "There's too much f_ _ _king perspective"!!!!!!
"Home Goal"
[quote][p][bold]canuck7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guy66[/bold] wrote: What a shame some people are so blinkered they cannot even locate any perspective these days![/p][/quote]yes, but as the famous quote go's,-- "There's too much f_ _ _king perspective"!!!!!![/p][/quote]"Home Goal" Guy66
  • Score: -4

9:13am Thu 27 Mar 14

garysparrow says...

nicki1967 wrote:
After all the controversy about this club. of course it's newsworthy. Worcester us classed as a pretty large city so why shouldn't there be this sort of establishment. Obviously, being female, I won't be a patron but I hope it succeeds. And, let's face it, more jobs have been created. Surely that's a good thing.
But there will be ladies nites......
[quote][p][bold]nicki1967[/bold] wrote: After all the controversy about this club. of course it's newsworthy. Worcester us classed as a pretty large city so why shouldn't there be this sort of establishment. Obviously, being female, I won't be a patron but I hope it succeeds. And, let's face it, more jobs have been created. Surely that's a good thing.[/p][/quote]But there will be ladies nites...... garysparrow
  • Score: 0

11:22am Thu 27 Mar 14

liketoknow says...

so James Connell's met a lapdancer! at least it taken his mind of bikes for a time, or has it?
so James Connell's met a lapdancer! at least it taken his mind of bikes for a time, or has it? liketoknow
  • Score: 1

1:37pm Thu 27 Mar 14

canuck7 says...

Guy66 wrote:
canuck7 wrote:
Guy66 wrote:
What a shame some people are so blinkered they cannot even locate any perspective these days!
yes, but as the famous quote go's,-- "There's too much f_ _ _king perspective"!!!!!!
"Home Goal"
What. . cuz i used an appropriate but worldy quote ? i don't think so.
[quote][p][bold]Guy66[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canuck7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guy66[/bold] wrote: What a shame some people are so blinkered they cannot even locate any perspective these days![/p][/quote]yes, but as the famous quote go's,-- "There's too much f_ _ _king perspective"!!!!!![/p][/quote]"Home Goal"[/p][/quote]What. . cuz i used an appropriate but worldy quote ? i don't think so. canuck7
  • Score: 0

8:29am Tue 1 Apr 14

BadgerMash says...

Absurd that you are publicising this...
Absurd that you are publicising this... BadgerMash
  • Score: -3

9:53am Tue 22 Apr 14

canuck7 says...

Ok , I do think it's high time to mention this- now. a friend of mine worked at a somewhat similiar venue. not as "hardcore" as this one, in Worcester city centre. the venue is in new st. i feel i cannot mention the name of it cuz the owners will complain and this post will be removed. so for now it remains nameless. my friend worked there as a cleaner and one of his shifts involved him working early on sunday morning cleaning up after the night before where it stays open until around 3-4am. he told me in the special "private booths at the back where "private dances" took place he had to clean up used condoms thrown on the floor amongst the empty champaine bottles. he was disgusted by this every week and resigned. so this sort of thing is ok then?
Ok , I do think it's high time to mention this- now. a friend of mine worked at a somewhat similiar venue. not as "hardcore" as this one, in Worcester city centre. the venue is in new st. i feel i cannot mention the name of it cuz the owners will complain and this post will be removed. so for now it remains nameless. my friend worked there as a cleaner and one of his shifts involved him working early on sunday morning cleaning up after the night before where it stays open until around 3-4am. he told me in the special "private booths at the back where "private dances" took place he had to clean up used condoms thrown on the floor amongst the empty champaine bottles. he was disgusted by this every week and resigned. so this sort of thing is ok then? canuck7
  • Score: 3

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