A NEW gentleman’s club will open in Wigan tonight (Thursday) with bosses promising to bring a high-class establishment to King Street.
Baby Platinum has taken over at the former site of the Walkabout and Surfers nightclub and will become the first strip club in town since Stilettos closed around four years ago.
Manager Kay Miller has moved to reassure the public that her establishment will be run to the highest of standards.
“We’ve been in the business for 16 years now, we expanded in the middle of a recession,” she said.
“We’re fully licensed and highly regulated, we operate strictly within our licensing conditions. The Council’s committee actually commended us for our presentation.
“We’ve got three other clubs - two in Manchester and one in Derby. In Manchester, we’ve had the likes of Ricky Hatton, David Haye and Mario Balotelli in.”
One major plus point to the opening of the strip club is the creation of a number of jobs. As well as the full-time positions, it’s hoped to have more than 100 dancers working there.
The club will open for the first time at 9pm tonight and will only close on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve all year.
Kay added: “We have five full-time and part-time jobs being created plus the dancers, we’ll have in excess of 100 of them working here.
“It’s bringing refurbishment to a building that would have otherwise been boarded up and derelict.
“We’re trying to bring the standards back to King Street. We have Revolution opposite us who are good operators, they maintain high standards.
“We are totally avoiding all this 2-4-1 offer stuff, we don’t do any of that. We have a company standard pricing policy that we maintain throughout the group, we serve all the premium brand products so we aren’t looking at cheap discounts. We’ve met with Revolution, the Hub, Liberties and Ibiza bar as well.”
Despite Baby Platinum owning the whole building, the strip club will only operate downstairs but Kay revealed that there are plans for the upstairs.
“We’re looking for a tenant for the upstairs to rent it out with a possibility of doing something ourselves,” she said.
“If we do, it won’t be a strip club, I fancy getting someone who can operate a good live music venue, it’s certainly big enough.”