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    Blackcherry Manager wrote:
    As the manager of this club I've watched the response to the article with interest. Obviously I was expecting a range of generalisations and stereotypical comments combined with some bawdy school boy humour.
    Until the club is up and running there can only be speculation as to the class of customer we attract and the indignation of the few people who who will be anti us, whatever, due in many ways to their archaic and small mindeded attitudes.
    Can we just remember that all of the licensable activities will take place inside the club.... There will be no salacious advertising on the exterior and no one who does not wish to come in will be under any compulsion to enter. I think the doubters will be surprised at the high standards throughout the venue and will be disappointed that the club is not as seedy or sordid as they might have hoped for.
    We looked forward to opening and working with both the police and Worcester regulatory authorities to ensure that we become an established addition the the night time economy of the City, employing local people and ensuring that no crime and disorder or public nuisance emanates from the club.
    I look forward to seeing all readers of this newspaper as our guests on the opening weekend.
    Thank you for your response, balanced and intelligent imo.

    The whole who is exploiting who debate will probably rumble on for ever.

    I would like to think that the ladies in the club are treated fairly without unnecessary fines and are kept safe though."
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Former nightclub in Worcester's Lowesmoor to become lap-dancing club

Evesham Journal: The former DNA club in Lowesmoor, Worcester, will become Black Cherry The former DNA club in Lowesmoor, Worcester, will become Black Cherry

A LAP dancing club featuring naked and topless women is to open in the heart of Worcester’s Lowesmoor.

The ‘Black Cherry’ gentleman’s club is to open at the former DNA club in the new year after a second, successful attempt by the businessman behind the scheme.

Ash Patel chose to withdraw plans for a similar club at the former Images and Funk nightclub, in the Butts, in September amid public outrage over possible corruption of young people and the club’s proximity to the Hive.

However, Mr Patel has succeeded in getting the old DNA club’s premises licence transferred to him two weeks ago, which will now allow him to now run the venue as a lap-dancing club.

There will be on average 15 different dancers performing each night, all of whom will have been selected “for their engaging personalities,” said a spokesman.

He said celebrities, including some big name television stars, had been invited to the opening, the date of which has yet to be confirmed.

“This is a Bohemian part of Worcester, very cosmopolitan. It is perfect for this venue,” he said.

The club will feature a main bar area and a stage but also six private dance booths and three VIP rooms.

Before midnight, dancers will wear elegant evening gowns but, after this time, they will be allowed to wear various outfits.

They will only be able to be fully naked in the private booths and the stage will feature topless rather than fully naked dancers.

The plan is to open from 9pm to 4am on weekdays and 9pm to 4.30am on Saturdays.

Mr Patel’s spokesman said the windows outside would be blacked out.

Ash Patel, the licensee, said: “I’m looking forward to opening the only licensed gentleman’s club in a 30-mile radius.

“This is a legal form of entertainment regulated by the council and by a licence, issued and paid for.”

Because the venue has an existing premises licence, as long as he does not try to vary the hours of operation Mr Patel does not have to apply for permission.

But the council has now adopted the regulations of the Policing and Crime Act, which will make it tougher for sexual entertainment facilities to get a licence in the future.


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