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  • "It always amazes me that someone choses to go on a crusade about how terrible one of these clubs is with no knowledge or experience of them.
    If you take the femanism argument about how degrading it is I suggest you speak to the ladies who work there who often make a great living. I have met both lawyers and school teachers who supliament their incomes very well doing such a job. It is rarely seedy as you suggest, and empowers the performer far more than the person watching.
    Secondly - Attract dirty old men? I doubt it - more likely to be business men, friends on a night out, stag dos and couples etc.
    Amy you seem horrified that a couple might enjoy a lap dance together. Appreciating the female form is no different from appreciating any art form! Just as the male form, think Chippendales etc.

    People have a set of inbuilt moral beliefs and these vary. Some people put up spurious or uniformed arguments as an attempt to justify their beliefs which at the end of the day is all they are. Experience is reality.

    This type of entertainment venue has no specific social demograpic that it only attracts. They are not just frequented by perverts and rapists or dirty old men. Their clientel is probably no different to that of John Lewis.

    Amy, if you wish to open your mind I would be happy to accompany you on a visit to the club, I understand why people are scared or fearful of the unknown."
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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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