Report this comment
  • "@ Brocky80 ...... please do not misconstrue my words, when referring to 'small minded" people, I was meaning those who self appoint themselves as the moral guardians of the population of Worcester, objecting to the club on the basis of their own morals, without ever seeing for themselves how the club is run and the high standards therein. If one has never been into this type of establishment and particularly this club itself, I feel it is impossible to make a value judgement and thus be totally objective on the subject.
    I invite any near neighbours of the venue to contact me without delay if they feel there is an issue that effects them that stems from the club once it is open, in order that I might take steps to rectify the situation to their satisfaction, if it is within my power.

    @pinkfluff..... Thank you for your response too. I can assure you that the notion of fines for staff in the industry is outdated and will not be seen in this club. Furthermore, be assured that the emotional wellbeing and physical security of all staff members is of paramount importance to me. Contrary to some opinions expressed here, it's not all about money, a good atmosphere in the workplace and happy staff make life easier for everyone.

    I am available to meet anyone with any concerns about this venue to listen to their opinions and views and hopefully allay any fears they may have.
    This will be the most highly regulated licensed premises in Worcester, operating under a strict regime of conditions imposed by the Police and City Regulatory authorities to ensure smooth running to tight guidelines without causing any public nuisance.
    I am more than happy for any reader with concerns to come to the premises as my guest so that they may make their own, informed opinion."
  • This field is mandatory
  • This field is mandatory
  • Please note we will not accept reports with HTML tags or URLs in them.

  • Enter the above word in the box below

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.


Local Businesses

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree