The owner of Club Fantasies, a Providence strip club, said that just one performer showed up last week when the venue reopened for outdoor dancing — the only entertainment the club can offer under state restrictions currently in place due to the COVID pandemic. Most dancers, DeLuca said, are reluctant to return to work, since they are now prohibited from offering more lucrative lap dances to individual customers.
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The board approved the plans The city currently has an p. Conley said strip clubs fall under this curfew, however Hemond said adult entertainment licences are different and do not fall under the curfew. Hemond said he will continue to work with the Board of s to clarify this point.
Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Brunelle said he and his wife took ownership in March and were open just two days before the shutdown hit.
And no business with adult entertainment s were eligible for Paycheck Protection Plan loans until a federal court ruling in June. With less capacity and no private dances, the entertainers will make less money as well.
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By Jim Kinney jkinney repub. Facts-first reporting from the source you trust. The capacity has been reduced to just 50 people from Only one entertainer on stage at a time— no private dances.
Twitter Share. These are all accommodations Brunelle, whose wife Kimberly, bought the club in March, has made to reopen under Gov. There was no seating at the bar or at the stage when it reopened Thursday night. Subscribe now.
Related content:. But Magic Lantern, like other clubs in its industry, has a foodBrunelle said. His employees, particularly entertainers and bartenders who work mostly off tips, need money.
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Facebook Share. Customers will have to wear masks, too, as they enter the building and move to their table.