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(DFW) Airport Steaming Over Strip Club Neighbor
CBS News ^ | January 6, 2011 | Arezow Doost

Posted on 01/06/2011 6:34:43 AM PST by Zakeet

FORT WORTH – One of the busiest airports in the world will soon be a neighbor to an upscale gentlemen’s club, but some prominent North Texans are trying to shut it down before it even opens.

A new Rick’s Cabaret is about to open near the South entrance to DFW International Airport.

The problem for many is that it’s one of the first things you’ll see going to or from the airport.

The club is expected to open its doors in a few weeks. Owners say their place is going to make the airport sexier.

But for travelers at DFW, the ‘naked truth’ has yet to be seen. The new strip club is trying to get a liquor license from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Prominent Tarrant County leaders, including County Judge Glen Whitley, are protesting the permit.

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The club will be located between the airport and American’s corporate headquarters.

In a statement, American says the establishment poses a danger to employees and airport passengers.

“It’s not something that you want to see in your area in your neighborhood certainly don’t want to see it at the entrance to DFW” says Whitley.

Concerns over the club include that having a liquor license will cause a spike in alcohol-related crimes and traffic accidents.

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Cloud says if Rick’s Cabaret doesn’t get a liquor license, then they can go ‘BYOB,’ allowing dancers to be totally nude. “Now you got people brining in their 24-pack, they are sitting there guzzling their 24-pack then they are getting in their car and driving, there is no controls.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dfw.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: airport; alcohol; bar

American Airlines is right ... too much bouncy is not good!

1 posted on 01/06/2011 6:34:46 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
When I lived in CA, there were 3 strip clubs I knew of, in a 3-county area.

Here in TX, I have about 10 within bicycling distance. Texans love their boobies, I guess.

2 posted on 01/06/2011 6:38:04 AM PST by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: Zakeet

LAX had one pretty close, had been there for ages, may still be there.


3 posted on 01/06/2011 6:38:16 AM PST by battlecry
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To: Zakeet

What, the city fathers don’t want the TSA to have competition?


4 posted on 01/06/2011 6:38:33 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: Zakeet

Why would they object? The TSA operates a peepshow.


5 posted on 01/06/2011 6:38:55 AM PST by IbJensen ("How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think"-A. Hitler)
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To: Zakeet

If I had to make a choice, I’d take strippers at an airport club over a strip search by the TSA.


6 posted on 01/06/2011 6:39:37 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Zakeet

Offer shuttle bus service from the terminal gates and they will have a winner.


7 posted on 01/06/2011 6:42:07 AM PST by Deaf Smith (I spent all my money on women & booze, the other rest I just plain blew)
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To: battlecry
LAX had one pretty close, had been there for ages, may still be there.

It finally met it's demise a few years ago and the building was just recently torn down...

8 posted on 01/06/2011 6:42:39 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: battlecry
LAX had one pretty close, had been there for ages, may still be there.

Yup, one right on Century Boulevard just outside the 405. Or so I heard.....

9 posted on 01/06/2011 6:43:21 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: I Buried My Guns

“Texans love their boobies, I guess.”

I’m developing a real fondness for Texas!

I was in the DFW area long, long ago when I was young and single. They had some of the finest gentlemen’s clubs I’d ever been in.


10 posted on 01/06/2011 6:44:45 AM PST by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: Zakeet

That area is in the city limits of Fort Worth. DFW management needs to go do thier cry baby act at a city council meeting
like the regular residents do they don’t want a particular “type” of business opening up.

It’s only about the visibility of the club. There are others very nearby that are not as visible from the freeway. And they have been there 30 years or more.


11 posted on 01/06/2011 6:46:40 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: Zakeet
It’s not something that you want to see in your area in your neighborhood

Speak for yourself, pal!

12 posted on 01/06/2011 6:47:35 AM PST by Abin Sur
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To: Deaf Smith
Offer shuttle bus service from the terminal gates and they will have a winner.

LOL, that's probably their plan.

I can't wait to see the "Rick's Caberet" bus cruise by while I'm waiting for the parking shuttle.

Maybe the driver will be one of the ladies in "costume".

13 posted on 01/06/2011 6:49:31 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Zakeet

Nah, the real reason is that TSA doesn’t want the competition.


14 posted on 01/06/2011 6:51:40 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: battlecry
LAX had one pretty close, had been there for ages, may still be there.

There's a comment attached to the original article that reminded me of something I forgot:

The Frankfurt (Germany) airport had a strip club on one of the lower levels. It may still be there...

15 posted on 01/06/2011 6:52:46 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: battlecry

Some buddies took me there about 25 years ago. I still have some... um, recollections of things I saw that day. :)


16 posted on 01/06/2011 7:04:28 AM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Zakeet

Let ‘em open. Where else are the pilots gonna get drunk before their flights?


17 posted on 01/06/2011 7:06:04 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: justlurking

It’s still there from the last time I passed through


18 posted on 01/06/2011 7:06:12 AM PST by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: RingerSIX

Your retina was victimized.


19 posted on 01/06/2011 7:07:29 AM PST by montyspython
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To: Zakeet

In interior billboards in the Reno airport ADVERTISE for “gentlemen’s” clubs.


20 posted on 01/06/2011 7:08:25 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: battlecry

Yes it does!!! ;-)


21 posted on 01/06/2011 7:10:45 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: justlurking; Deaf Smith

Rick’s Cabaret is a publicly traded company...ticker symbol - RICK


22 posted on 01/06/2011 7:12:05 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Zakeet
Rules for "strip clubs":
1. Keep it very classy,
2. Keep it very clean,
3. Price the drinks normal,
4. Only the very best in "entertainment",
5. Make ladies welcome as well as gentlement, and
6. Give the Gentlemen what they want!

Go Ricks!

23 posted on 01/06/2011 7:14:53 AM PST by Logic n' Reason ("It's the church I left, not the belief.")
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To: battlecry
LAX had one pretty close, had been there for ages, may still be there.

It's been a few years, but "Girls, Girls, Girls" was right there on Centinela just before entering LAX.

24 posted on 01/06/2011 7:16:25 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Logic n' Reason

At the nudie bar....

Where the music stinks, and they water the drinks, the nudie bar.
Where the girlies dance in their underpants, the nudie bar.
Where you see their butt, and their trap stays shut, at the nudie bar.

Where you can’t touch a breast, but you can cave in a chest, at the nudie bar.
Where you look at a thigh, and blacken an eye, at the nudie bar.
Where the beer gives you gas, but the Bundys kick ass, at the nudie bar.

Where a buck’s enough to see their stuff, at the nudie bar.
Where the breasts may be fake but man do they shake, at the nudie bar.
Where you swear like a sailor, and wish you could nail her, at the nudie bar.
Where the cops are at the door, and there’s a Kennedy on the floor, at the nudie bar.


25 posted on 01/06/2011 7:16:59 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet

I guess their Body Scanner Pole Dance routine just hits a little to close to home for them...


26 posted on 01/06/2011 7:24:34 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Zakeet

A strip club too close to the entrance of the airport? The first thing across the border between Texas and Oklahoma on I-35 is a XXX-video store. Welcome to Texas. We have porn!


27 posted on 01/06/2011 7:30:04 AM PST by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: erkyl
The first thing across the border between Texas and Oklahoma on I-35 is a XXX-video store. Welcome to Texas. We have porn!

On the flip side, Welcome to Oklahoma. We have casinos.

28 posted on 01/06/2011 7:31:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: battlecry
I seem to remember that the strip club-next-to-the-airport is a very common reference in all the cop shows on TV.

Lots of LA-based cop shows, but NY & NJ too.

29 posted on 01/06/2011 7:31:42 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Zakeet

There are strip clubs and then there are strip clubs. I fail to see where a clean well run strip club is any more disruptive to the neighborhood then the loud roar of jets and the thought that they might crash on top of you. Now a nasty strip club is a different story, but that’s why towns employ people to regulate things with the citizen’s tax money. I went to my share when young, but as an old married guy they lost their interest but the dancers make some good income and the Muslims get to see what a woman looks like.


30 posted on 01/06/2011 7:32:44 AM PST by dog breath
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To: dog breath

“upscale gentlemen’s club” = more cash, less flash.


31 posted on 01/06/2011 7:39:10 AM PST by enraged
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To: montyspython

>>Your retina was victimized.

I actually liked the visual portion of what I saw. What I didn’t like is that one of the dancers forever soiled one of my favorite songs. :) The song was the beautiful and sentimental “Those Were The Days” by Mary Hopkin... and it just shouldn’t be associated with the mental imagery baggage that it now carries for me.


32 posted on 01/06/2011 7:39:44 AM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: RingerSIX

I will pray for your recovery... :-D


33 posted on 01/06/2011 7:42:57 AM PST by montyspython
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To: Zakeet

Imagine if your neighbor was a stripper...

“Good evening ma’am, I am your neighbor from next door and I’m here to vacuum your carpet.”


34 posted on 01/06/2011 7:45:00 AM PST by montyspython
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To: dfwgator

Where Christmas is nice, and lap dances are half price, at the nudie bar.
Where you drink down the shooters, and unwrap the hooters, at the nudie bar.
Where eggnogs are plenty, and the girls all twenty, at the nudie bar.

35 posted on 01/06/2011 11:39:40 AM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: battlecry

Nude Nudes went tits up a couple years back


36 posted on 01/06/2011 3:45:16 PM PST by newbie 10-21-00
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