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#41 Holden West

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:14 AM

Dylan's been in England three months and he's already forgotten our culture. "Here in Blighty we call them "dance hall lasses"" he says.
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#42 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 02:56 PM

Correction, June 18th I guess.

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Correction, June 20th I guess.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:49 AM

A Langford pub is bringing in exotic dancers, joining several other B.C. bars that are looking to strippers to improve business.

The dancers are expected to debut June 20 at Ma Miller's Pub on Sooke Lake Road, where owner Dan Stephenson said he is struggling with declining revenue.


Read more: http://www.timescolo...l#ixzz1xaRYWPsO
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#44 spanky123

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:23 PM

If they are zoned for strippers and want to have strippers then who is anyone to say otherwise. If you don't like it then don't go there. I hope that Langford council is smart enough to realize that if they want to promote that they are open for business then it has to be all legitimate business and not just want they want or have an interest in.

#45 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:44 PM

If they are zoned for strippers and want to have strippers then who is anyone to say otherwise. If you don't like it then don't go there. I hope that Langford council is smart enough to realize that if they want to promote that they are open for business then it has to be all legitimate business and not just want they want or have an interest in.


As someone pointed out somewhere, kids aren't allowed in, naked dancers are not spilling into the street at 3pm as school gets out, and any 13-year-old worth his salt has seen way more than what exotic dancers do - on his smartphone.
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#46 Bob Fugger

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:05 PM

For those who want to find out more about how the locals feel go to Goldstream Community Facebook. There you can read letters written and responses. It's an interesting read.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:23 PM

I think plans have changed again, and they are not going to do dancers.
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#49 stormy

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:52 PM

I think plans have changed again, and they are not going to do dancers.

Where did you hear this?

#50 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:05 PM

Where did you hear this?


Direct from an industry insider.
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#51 Mr_E_Squirrel

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:50 AM

As a further confirmation the Facebook page for the new direction is now gone. I t was up a few days ago but is no longer in my liked pages. The old Ma Milllers FB page is around just not the one with the "ballet" logo

#52 Sparky

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:47 PM

I like to keep an open mind about these things, but in all fairness, I had reasons outside my control recently..... to have lunch at the famed Lione Rouge.

4-staff...bartender, waitress, disc jockey, stripper.

8- customers

There was a time where if you didn't get there early for lunch on a Friday, you simply couldn't find a chair.

Times have changed. Ma Millers has been in operation since before my father was born.

If they need to change their business model in order to survive, I'm not sure going the peeler route is the path to take.

Maybe "Drag Queen Bingo" might be a better option.

#53 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:27 PM

^ I wonder though, Sparky.

If you walked in there, and were met with the kind of cheeriness you'd walk into at Cactus Club at 12noon, would it make difference? I often find one of the differences is that the staff at strip clubs are not as, er, well-skilled in hospitality industry traits, they tend to be sort of jaded old-school staffers. I honestly think if it was done right, it could still be a popular daytime haunt.
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#54 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:28 PM

Plans to introduce strippers at a bar in the Goldstream neighbourhood in Langford have been scrapped.

The owner of Ma Miller's Pub has reportedly cancelled a five-year contract with bar manager Dale Stephenson, who hoped exotic dancers would save the struggling business he operated for the past year.


Read more: http://www.timescolo...l#ixzz1yD5vfFgh
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#55 Sparky

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:06 PM

^ I wonder though, Sparky.

I honestly think if it was done right, it could still be a popular daytime haunt.


Absolutely VHF, it's not about the steak....it's all about the sizzle.

A little of this ....a little of that....

In fairness the Lione Rouge serves a veggie prawn spring roll that is to die for. $6....and you need to be hungry to eat it all.

They need marketing help. They need to add some excitement to the mix.

Perhaps a whole new angle on the meat draw. :)

#56 Holden West

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:15 PM

Victoria has an active burlesque scene. I wonder if the clubs could rebound with less sleaze, more tease?
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#57 Sparky

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:31 PM

^ Good point Holden.

#58 spanky123

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:08 PM

Read more: http://www.timescolo...l#ixzz1yD5vfFgh


You have to wonder if this may have been a ploy to get out of the lease. If so then it obviously worked.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:15 PM

You have to wonder if this may have been a ploy to get out of the lease. If so then it obviously worked.


Someone I know who is in property management told me flat out last weekend when we drove by it and commented on the upcoming peeler bar going on said, no way. The story is that they wanted out of the lease. They threatened it. The community cried out and the owner had no other option than to rid him from the lease.
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#60 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:31 PM

I'm picking up internet chatter indicating Ma Miller's has now closed up. :wave:
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