“Stars Align” for StripJoints Vol. 96!

Smiley “38” feat. Pressa Smiley is a rapper hailing from Toronto who has uber star Drake’s seal of approval. In “38”, Smiley hits the mic hard with this fabulously contagious banger. Spitting lines like “Buy or Bye loadin’, I’m still here recordin’/They gotta be jokin’, I’m on beats floatin’/I’m over here exploadin’, we over here explorin’/Took […]

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Clubs sue after Dallas City Council forces them to close at 2 am

On Wednesday, January 26, the Dallas City Council voted unanimously to force all adult businesses in the city — including strip clubs — to close at 2 am. Two hours after that decision, the Texas ACE (Association of Club Executives) statewide chapter filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Dallas. The new rules are […]

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Club Chain Spotlight: On the Road to successful club expansion

(Note: This story appears in the January 2022 issue of ED Magazine) Bucks Cabaret’s VP of Operations Scott Discianno is well aware it takes a great team to navigate the intricacies of grand openings and club-chain expansion. Scott Discianno is a 20-plus-year veteran in the industry. But he’ll be the first to tell you, what he considered […]

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Real Estate: Your club is no ugly baby!

(Note: This story appears in the January 2022 issue of ED Magazine) *Story by Winston Hines Whether it’s closed or been a bit neglected for whatever reason, according to Broker Winston Hines, “every club can be rationally valued and sold.” Are you considering the sale of your club, but are just, maybe, a little bit, […]

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Special Focus on furniture and dance poles

(Note: This story appears in the January 2022 issue of ED Magazine) Whether you’re walking on it, your patrons are sitting in it or your entertainers are captivating on it, good furniture (poles, chairs, carpeting, etc.) is a vital component of a successful club. In this Special Focus, we’re highlighting the furniture and pole companies […]

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7th Circuit deals crushing blow to clubs’ SBA/PPP loans

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Three justices from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals — one Reagan appointee, one George H.W. Bush appointee and one Obama appointee — squashed the SBA and PPP loans that had previously been approved for adult nightclubs. These justices ruled on Wednesday, January 26, that the federal government is within its discretion to deny pandemic […]

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Special Focus Extra: Are the intricacies of club carpet all Greek to you? Trust...

(Note: This story appears in the January 2022 issue of ED Magazine) Is your carpet game lacking? Kristin Messick and the professionals at Omega Pattern Works can give your club a carpet that reflects what the rest of what your club has to offer. The team at Omega Pattern Works has been poring over patterns, […]

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“Walk the Fire” with a Grin on your face!

Singer/guitarist/songwriter Mike Lee remembers vividly when he got his first big break. The founder of Grin Cynic played a friend a recording of his and was instructed to show it to another friend, Jimmy, who was building a recording studio and record label. “Jimmy called me up a few days later and invited me to […]

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Special Focus Extra: Proper dance pole care, courtesy of the stage ninja

(Note: This story appears in the January 2022 issue of ED Magazine) Rob Aiken is an integral part of the stage crew for the Annual EDI contests and ED’s Awards Show, and with over 20 years of industry, he fully understand the importance of dance pole cleaning and maintenance. If there were such a thing […]

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Giovannie and The Hired Guns targeting their dreams

Hailing from the Northern Texas town of Mineral Wells, Giovannie Yanez got his start in music at 17. Heartache prompted his first foray into songwriting, and simultaneously, he performed at local dive bars while working at a rock quarry. Giovannie’s schedule at the time saw him play gigs until 3 in the morning before waking […]

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