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If first impressions are an indicator, the newest SC in Ottawa has a bright future. Last night they had a soft opening at 6 pm and the place looks amazing compared to what it used to look like. I was skeptical of what to expect considering the owner of the property's reputation however the renovations are not an attempt to put lipstick on a pig. The VIP section is relocated to over where the pool table used to be with small private booths. There's no pool table now. The wall where the VIP section was now is a long sofa. The elevated section to the left as you enter the bar is now more private glassed-in section with its own stripper pole. The bar area remains pretty much the same but has been upgraded with marble countertops. The lighting and furniture have been modernized with a clean white theme. Hell....even the heating ducts have been replaced with fancily shaped ducts equipped with pod lighting and swirl brush finishing.  

It's hard to determine at this point what this bar is going to be like six weeks or a year from now but so far they've got a good start.  If they can attract the right staff and clientele, this is a great addition to Ottawa. I'm looking forward to some return visits in the near future. 

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K well how were the dancers ?   they can spend a million dollars on renos but it won't matter if the ladies aren't top notch

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5 hours ago, Beldivok said:

Was Jewel there?

I got there when it first opened. There were three girls working at the time. I took one for a trip to the VIP booth. It was ok but I nothing spectacular. One of the conversations that I had with the staff is that none of the former Tease dangers will be there in the foreseeable future as the try to find their own new identity for this club. 

To be fair, it was the first few hours after opening so the management and staff were still ironing out a few things which is to be expected. The stage show rotation being one of the things they'll have to work on. Last night they rotated girls for none song each for a three song rotation which seemed weird.

Their hours are going to be from 11:00am to 2:00 am so they're gonna need to add to the talent pool moving forward.

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Good luck to them. A lot of the Tease girls were there because it was the only place they could work. Nobody wants to go out that far particularly when the money is not good. They may think they have a gold mine being near the casino and race track but I don't think that is going to bring in the big bucks. The casino was there for a long time.

I worked the bar there for a bit and it was a pain trying to get or keep girls. They would walk in, see it was dead and walk out. You could try and ban them, but then you would need dancers and you would have to let them back in. 

How did the renovations look?: Can you see where they put in a huge investment? Or is it strictly b.s.? 

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They've made a considerable investment in renovations and upgrading the aesthetics of the place.  Anyone that frequented Tease or its predecessor will be suitably impressed with the decor, the new VIP rooms, and the new bathrooms.  They did not simply put lipstick on a pig.

Regardless of the renovations, the dancers and staff play a large role in creating an atmosphere that attracts customers.  I don't want to make any judgments on my first visit on the night of their soft opening but IMHO attracting and keeping beautiful, engaging and talented dancers will be their biggest challenge.

As you mentioned, the dynamics of running a SC in that location are dramatically different than if it was closer to the urban centers like NuDen, Playmate or Barbarella's. The demographics of the customers and the dancers will need an upgrade if this place is to be successful at this location.  Hopefully, the success formula for this new SC is not based on the mutually exclusive chicken vs egg theory. Which comes first; the quality dancers or the quality clientele?   

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Sorry to disagree with the sentiments expressed here so far. I agree that having another strip club in town is great and I loved Tease for its atmosphere and the people. It was definitely not a high end club and was dead during the days quite often, but at night it was a great club. 

The hype about its replacement however is just hype. I paid two visits last week to see what was what. One visit was on Thursday afternoon around 2 pm, where there was only one dancer. I went back on Saturday night where there were a lot of dancers including a lot of familiar faces from the Tease days. (Skyla, Jewel, Chanel, Lady Class and others)

On the building itself, there have been some changes but most of them are not much more than superficial. On the left when you enter the raised area in red is exactly the same as when Tease was there right down to the chain link fencing under the bar rails. The red pleather banquettes are the exactly the same as is the stripper pole. The washrooms have been re-tiled and new fixtures installed. However the place still smells like shit because the septic tank is located behind the wall in the toilet stall. If you pop open the door in the stall you will look right down into the open septic pit. They are trying to cover the smell with perfume spray but it will not work. 

The tables and chairs on the floor are exactly the same when Tease was there. The bar stools are new but they are already breaking. 

Perhaps the most distressing thing I heard was that there is no "new owner". There may be one on paper, but in fact the owner is still the building owner and the operator of the place when it was Palace of Screams, Cabaret Canada etc. I won't comment on his business practices here but anyone who knows of him should worry. He ruined that business once and I am sure it will happen again.  A lot of what was said about the investment in the club before opening is BS and one just has to really look to see how much of that was smoke and mirrors. 

So I hope the club stays open. I like a lot of the dancers and its location, but I am not sure it will survive in the long term. I think he will have trouble keeping good dancers for a bunch of reasons. I hope I am wrong, but only time will tell. 

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For Canuckhooker: since you know the place, I was always looking for name of a girl who worked there. Likely in her mid to late 30's, super slim, about 5'7". Seemed to be a regular as many men were chatting her up, hence I didn't get a chance to see her. Definitely A cup bust. Tx

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Wow, that is a toughie. Based on the description of the build and the height it sounds like you could be talking about one of the two Jess's, but I wouldn't put them in that age range. However to be fair, they both carried themselves in a  more mature manner so maybe you would think they were older. They did't look older but they behaved older if that makes sense.? Do you have any more info, such as hair colour or style? complexion? etc. 

Either way, as I understand it, they are both retired from the dancing game. They were both very popular and had their admirers although one was there a lot longer and had a lot of regulars. (Jessie as opposed to Jessica) 

 

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It has been rumoured that the dancer nown as Vegas (fairly heavily inked, well-built, pretty blonde) has recently been seen at Casino Cabaret. Vegas was most recently at the 'Mate (I think) but has danced at the 'Fax, Pigale and, in the distant past, Barb's.

If anyone has seen her at Casino Cabaret (or elsewhere), I'd be very interested in hearing about any confirmed sightings.

Update: Vegas tells me that she is indeed dancing at Casino Cabaret - not sure what her long-term plans/schedule might be, but she says she'll be there tomorrow (4/11) until about 6.

 

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In there today about 2 pm.  6 customers one girl at the bar.  No one else around.  Not much point in stopping again unless something changes.

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I just got a text from a girl i haven't heard from in over a year. She was trying to get me to go out there. Not very likely, but it was a good effort.

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I dropped in yesterday and I must admit I was very pleasantly surprised. There was a good selection of girls and very nice looking ladies as well. Probably as many as I would see at the Playmate on a Tuesday afternoon. Got to reunite with the amazing Skyla who said she has changed now to almost exclusively working afternoons. 

Still a lot of the same problems with the building however the stink from the men's room wasn't noticeable so they may have fixed that. 

I will definitely be dropping in more often, it was well worth it. 

(and before you ask I didn't get the names of all the girls but there were at least 6 working) 

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I visited this club last week, and had some dances with  a very hot ebony dancer who used to work at Barb's. I won't mention her name, because what she does is once you get to the booth, she sets up her phone to play her own songs.  Problem is, they are much shorter than the house songs.

Personally, I am more likely to keep going with more dances if the songs are long, so this technique of hers is self-defeating!

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If it's who I think it is, she's the one I got fired from BareFax for doing the same and a few other questionable things.

#bootilicious

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In the meantime, there were three beautiful new ebonies there today. They just started recently.   Ava, Skye and Tori.  All have pretty faces, nice natural boobs and killer asses!

I had a couple of dances with each!

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