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(SFGate)   The Lusty Lady, San Francisco's only employee-owned peep show strip club, forced to close due to rising rents. Patrons' pants set to fly at half-mast tomorrow   (sfgate.com) divider line 23
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2013-08-21 08:01:47 AM  
I will pitch a tent in their honor.
 
2013-08-21 08:03:14 AM  
Damnit where am I going to eat lunch?
 
2013-08-21 08:08:07 AM  
The board meeting of the Lusty Lady is called to order. First item. Declining revenues. As you can see from this chart, the Price to Peep or P2P index has been stable for the past ten years why our Cost to Peep, or C2P has nearly doubled. As you may know the C2P includes rent, utility, security and jizz remover, aka JR. As we break down the C2P on this chart here, you can see these costs have risen quite a bit. Especially the jizz remover.

Question: Can we find a lower cost jizz remover?

Good question: We organized a Tiger Team last year to research and test cheaper JR. Their findings, as forwarded to this board, said that although we were buying high dollar JR the quality was such that we would have to use more JR of a cheaper price to equal what we were getting from the current JR. Our current supplier, Saudi Arabia Jizz Be Gone, has tried to work with us in the past but current middle east unrest has made the supplies tenuous.

Question: How about Canadian Tar Sands Jizz Remover. This is a newer product. Maybe the Tiger Team didn't research that option.

Good point. They looked at CTSJR and determined that, at the time, CTSJR wasn't a mature product but we could look at it again and see if the price and quality is comparable. Anyone want to research this?

Aye!

Let the record show that Redhead Rhonda will research CTSJR prices and compare them to current SAJR rates.

Excuse me. I have to leave this meeting. My Android app tells me that I have someone putting quarters in to my booth. I gotta get back to work.

Let the record show the Petite Mary had to leave the meeting because some mark was putting quarters in to her booth.

Okay. That's all I have for this meeting. Unless we address these costs or retrofit the booths to take dollars, this operation will... is everyone's android app buzzing? Is the entire U S Navy docked in town today? Okay. Meeting adjourned but remember, costs, people. Costs are going up. This isn't a recession proof business anymore!
 
2013-08-21 08:10:06 AM  
At least the rest of us still have the top floor of Vesuvio where we can watch the eternal dance of drunken morons being lured into the Hungry I
 
2013-08-21 08:10:50 AM  
Hmm. Been there a few times. Back in the early 90's when I lived in SF I had a ton of gal pals who worked there. Honestly considering the corporate homogenization of urban America that's been in full swing these past decades, I had would have thought that it had closed years ago.
 
2013-08-21 08:13:49 AM  

jonnya: Hmm. Been there a few times. Back in the early 90's when I lived in SF I had a ton of gal pals who worked there. Honestly considering the corporate homogenization of urban America that's been in full swing these past decades, I had would have thought that it had closed years ago.




The Mallification of America is nearly complete.
 
2013-08-21 08:21:45 AM  
Yes, it's sad that shiatty businesses can't stay open despite not being able to afford their basic overhead costs.
 
2013-08-21 09:01:47 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Yes, it's sad that shiatty businesses can't stay open despite not being able to afford their basic overhead costs.




It's expensive to buy good politicians.
 
2013-08-21 09:05:03 AM  
What a peep show may look like.
ts4.mm.bing.net
 
2013-08-21 09:27:58 AM  
One of the girls in the article is complaining about having to close, and it says she's been dancing there for 12 years.  Assuming she started at 18, that means she's 30 years old.  That's pretty much the high end on "dancin nekkid for  a livin".  Whether the place closes or not, you just can't do this forever.
 
2013-08-21 09:41:57 AM  
can't the club just relocate to a lower-rent district? perhaps out of SF proper?
 
2013-08-21 10:03:32 AM  
No sympathy. Those San Francisco titty bars charge a fortune.
 
2013-08-21 11:49:28 AM  
StoPPerMobile:

The Mallification of America is nearly complete.


I have to agree with this one.  Mixed feelings though.

Used to live in SF in the 90's.  Due to the internet boom of that time, the place was already gentrifying fast.  Still, North Beach and especially Market street, South of Market and Mission was really far more grittier. Parts of these above districts had more of an NYC 1970's Times Square feel to it.

Lusty Lady wasn't located there, but case in point was Market Street - with its a number of really sleazy strip clubs (the infamous Market Street Cinema) and strange junk shops (I say strange, because looking at their stuff I have no idea how they stayed in business). A number of retirees playing chess and other randoms just walking around.  It was fun to go around on the weekend.

But over time I noticed a lot of places I liked such as those junk shops, bookstores, small cinemas, and yes, the strip clubs (had a taste for that stuff at the time) were going, going gone.  And what was replacing it was some far less interesting yuppie place or actually the place stayed empty for a long time.  Union Square's bland mall/dept store shopping started to spread further up Market Street.  And I saw a lot of vacancy signs on the street with some level of construction going on at points - a sure sign the landlords are kicking out the present folks and getting ready for development.

As for the SF working class, I can only imagine they are being squeezed into a smaller and smaller area in SF. Went back a few times in the last few years, and frankly, SF is a far less interesting place IMHO. SF is ending up looking like a smaller version of any upscale suburb in America. Maybe it'll look more like Silicon Valley (so bleah)..

On the other, I do have to stop romanticizing the place.  SF was and many parts of it - esp in the Tenderloin, are still unebelievably flithy and overrun with homeless and drug addicts. Families have to live there, and I suppose they aren't as keen as me on living near a strip club and would prefer a gap or yet another starbucks instead.

Just my .02
 
2013-08-21 11:51:33 AM  
i.qkme.me encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
No matter what the stripper tells you.
 
2013-08-21 01:42:00 PM  
I had some fun times at the Lusty Lady. It was always the cheapest/dingiest of the north beach clubs, but the girls were always good.
 
2013-08-21 01:52:14 PM  
Will observe a moment of silent fapping.
 
2013-08-21 03:06:07 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Yes, it's sad that shiatty businesses can't stay open despite not being able to afford their basic overhead costs.


$15,000 a month is an insanely high rent for what was probably not a very big space.  I'm assuming that their location is now prime real estate in san francisco.
 
2013-08-21 04:06:46 PM  

ShonenBat: No sympathy. Those San Francisco titty bars charge a fortune.


This ones employee owned and unionized. They used to have quarter machines i believe, then they switched to taking dollar bills. Not exactly breaking the wallet.
 
2013-08-21 04:08:02 PM  

jonnya: Hmm. Been there a few times. Back in the early 90's when I lived in SF I had a ton of gal pals who worked there. Honestly considering the corporate homogenization of urban America that's been in full swing these past decades, I had would have thought that it had closed years ago.


I have friends who used to work there too. They tend towards the quirky types, tattooed, hairy, chubby, etc.
 
2013-08-21 04:09:31 PM  

dumbobruni: can't the club just relocate to a lower-rent district? perhaps out of SF proper?


Maybe you are not aware of how expensive rent is in the sf area. I suppose they could go to a rough part of Oakland...
 
2013-08-21 07:09:04 PM  
Though the business is worker-owned, the building is not

STOP DOING THIS!

If you don't own your property, you have a guy to your head!
 
2013-08-21 07:19:40 PM  
*gun

best typo ever?
 
2013-08-21 08:04:11 PM  
21-gun salute?
 
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