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Monday, May 6, 2013

Gay Burlesque Club Planned for Castro District

Posted By on Mon, May 6, 2013 at 1:42 PM

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Now that Diesel's retail location at the storied corner of Castro and Market has folded, there are plans in the works to bring a gay, philanthropic burlesque strip club to the old Bank of America building.

Oh, and during the daytime and early evening the establishment will offer patrons "locally sourced and sustainable dining options with designer cocktails and premium wine and liquor." That ought to get the party started.

That's right, the Randy-Rooster SF will lure its visitors with a food and drink menu as well as a list of local charities and community organizations that will benefit financially from the new strip club -- a portion of the proceeds will be donated.

While some of you out there might think this to be a sleazy, low-brow addition to the hood, the owners of Rooster say they are aiming to bring an upscale feel to the club, making it as classy as a gay man's bathroom.

The vision for the Rooster is inspired by the Crazy Horse in Paris, and according to a statement, "will offer tasteful burlesque-style entertainment for gay gentlemen, a service currently not offered in the City."

Also, they plan on treating their employees in a fair and dignified manner -- so that's good news. The club has announced it will be doing away with the standard cash-for-a-dance system, which they hope will give the club a little more integrity.

No word yet on when the doors will officially spread wide open; first, some changes are needed to convert the prêt-à-porter fashion shop into the less-clothed business.

Stay tuned, we'll let you know when you can hit the Castro for even more gay fun.

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