New Springfield Strip Club Upsets Neighbors Hoping To Revitaliz...

Business appears to be booming at a new strip club in Springfield, Va. , but the club's neighbors said this isn't the kind of business they were hoping to attract as part of their revitalization efforts. Full Story
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The Kid

Washington, DC

#1 Jun 20, 2008
haha... I remember going to Dauphines when I was new to the area thinking I was actually going to get a steak... got WAY more than I bargained for... but my boyfriend at the time loved it! It's always a joke now trying to get friends from outside springfield to go get a steak at Dauphines.

Personally, I don't see a problem with it being there... noone is making these people walk through those doors!
mighty igor

Ashburn, VA

#2 Jun 20, 2008
BIG DEAL !!!!
IF YOU BUILD IT, they will com
Washington DC

Bowie, MD

#3 Jun 20, 2008
Title should read grandfather claused strip club which means the strip club has been there and not new to the neighborhood only the new owners and new name.
G L Rockwell

Cockeysville, MD

#4 Jun 21, 2008
Dauphines the only time I ever went there was very low key entertainment as far as stripping goes, certainly not the bottomless and topless joints that pulled them in along fourteenth street. The reason I went to D's was a young man kept bugging me to show him the place so we went there for lunch over twenty years ago. He was very upset that the club did not meet his expectations. The reality of the joint blasted away the bull he had heard from some guys. Tame as a pussycat and boring with good looking but with not much talent dancers. At least in DC, the featured joints were enbellished with neon signs, fancy women and the usual police car featuring four cops inside. Somehow seeing naked ladies dancing looses its charm after a while. The tragedy of such a life such as a dancer who was healthy looking and strong became in the space of a year a hollow eyed saggy bodied wreck. The pay was certainly very good with wages well into middle class figures. Now in Virginia things have remained pretty much in control and some clubs have long ago closed their doors. Sometimes the culture sways back and forth such as happened during the massive influx of massage parlors into Virginia and Maryland. These fronts for prostitution were slowly driven out. Now of course hookers abound on websites and I assume in such places as the yellow pages and some local newspapers. Sex shows and sin are like the poor always with us. Like everyone else, I really do not want to live next to commercial sex establishments.
JUDGE DREAD

Falls Church, VA

#5 Jun 21, 2008
That area has been declinig over recent years but its due to large scale hispanic illegal aliens colonizing it. Now its a haven for crime, gangs violence, prostitution, etc. This club justs fits the atmosephere.
oddball

Augusta, WV

#6 Jun 21, 2008
I remember when it was Dauphines,I never ate there, just drank and watched the women. Virginia's strippers are "mild" compared to some of the places I've been to before. Come on up to West Virginia where they take it ALL off!!
I'm like this,if the place is within the "guidelines" of doing business and they're paying their taxes to the county and state, then what's the problem?? The media is basically giving this "restaurant" free advertising!!! I've been to some strip clubs of where the coppers check in once in a while to make sure everything is cool!! Enjoy and let's not everyone get their "panties" up in a bunch!!
The RevRob

Washington, DC

#7 Jun 22, 2008
The area that this club is located in is not that easally accessable to foot traffic! Also the windows to this club are always covered up so that anyone passing cannot see anything on the inside! Furthermore; If by chance a parent is ever asked by their child "What that place is?" Then that parent can either tell their child the TRUTH! or they can say that its a place for adults to go have Drinks! or they could tell them nothing! But there is no reason for "That" or any other Business for that matter to be closed just because new neighbors move in and don't want it there! That type of business has been at that location in that neighborhood far longer than those who apose it! So to those people MOVE! or LEAVE IT ALONE!. Sincerely The Rev.Robert
The RevRob

Washington, DC

#8 Jun 22, 2008
JUDGE DREAD wrote:
That area has been declinig over recent years but its due to large scale hispanic illegal aliens colonizing it. Now its a haven for crime, gangs violence, prostitution, etc. This club justs fits the atmosephere.
Yo Dread!, I don't think you've been in that area for awhile now! Yes, There are some hispanics around there, But that area is run down because it's been there now for at least the past twenty years (or more)without a facelift! I'm sure your not the same after twenty hard years! Give it a break! you RACIST PIG! Sincerely TheRevRobert
The RevRob

Washington, DC

#9 Jun 22, 2008
G L Rockwell wrote:
Dauphines the only time I ever went there was very low key entertainment as far as stripping goes, certainly not the bottomless and topless joints that pulled them in along fourteenth street. The reason I went to D's was a young man kept bugging me to show him the place so we went there for lunch over twenty years ago. He was very upset that the club did not meet his expectations. The reality of the joint blasted away the bull he had heard from some guys. Tame as a pussycat and boring with good looking but with not much talent dancers. At least in DC, the featured joints were enbellished with neon signs, fancy women and the usual police car featuring four cops inside. Somehow seeing naked ladies dancing looses its charm after a while. The tragedy of such a life such as a dancer who was healthy looking and strong became in the space of a year a hollow eyed saggy bodied wreck. The pay was certainly very good with wages well into middle class figures. Now in Virginia things have remained pretty much in control and some clubs have long ago closed their doors. Sometimes the culture sways back and forth such as happened during the massive influx of massage parlors into Virginia and Maryland. These fronts for prostitution were slowly driven out. Now of course hookers abound on websites and I assume in such places as the yellow pages and some local newspapers. Sex shows and sin are like the poor always with us. Like everyone else, I really do not want to live next to commercial sex establishments.
Not to worry Rockwell! They don't have those kind of places in Man-asses! Sincerely TheRevRobert

Since: Apr 08

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#10 Jun 22, 2008
Oh my goodness! Our young people can go to this place and see semi-naked women. Let's close this place down, and put sex where it belongs, in the backseat of a chevy.
ClintJCL

Alexandria, VA

#11 Jun 23, 2008
Silly, silly conservatives. It's a free country, and if you don't like it -- DON'T GO THERE.

Strip clubs in Virginia are all fake anyway -- no nipples.

I'm tired of Christians telling me what to do in private establishments.
Mari

Damascus, MD

#12 Jun 23, 2008
ClintJCL wrote:
Silly, silly conservatives. It's a free country, and if you don't like it -- DON'T GO THERE.
Strip clubs in Virginia are all fake anyway -- no nipples.
I'm tired of Christians telling me what to do in private establishments.
It's a free country yet people who you disagree with have to keep their mouth shut. And I love how this is being blamed on Christians. I don't see that mentioned in the article. You don't have to be a Christian to not want a strip joint in your neighborhood. For me it would be more about the kind of pervs that it would bring in, not the club itself. It doesn't seem to boast about what's inside which would be fine with me. It's the pervs who'd want nipples that I would object to.
see for your self night

Woodbridge, VA

#13 Jun 27, 2008
week a go friday night /stop in i never seen thing go on like was that visit to paper moon. girls setting on man laps. a so on.i see wiit my own eyes .1320 club never let that go on there .can your tell my that there is no law for dances to toughs other ladys man/get away what. i don't thing so.not where i from .so watch your door fairfax just a phone call away.
oddball

Moorefield, WV

#14 Jun 28, 2008
It's sad of how we live in a society that freaks over a female nipple!! What about these fat,overweight men out there that go shirtless!! Now, that's offensive!!!
Washington DC

Bowie, MD

#15 Jun 28, 2008
oddball wrote:
It's sad of how we live in a society that freaks over a female nipple!! What about these fat,overweight men out there that go shirtless!! Now, that's offensive!!!
The shirtless men that run at the National Mall in tiny spandex shorts are none too pretty either and most of course are on the hunt for some man's attention. In fact during the recent celebrations at the Mall not only did men dance with men on stage in front of the Capitol humping and grinding away on one another in European style swim wear but a police escort of naked male bicylists rode around the Mall with genatils dangling and in front of everyone including children.
Not one media outlet showed this display on TV what so ever and one had to be at the Mall that day to really see how far some are permitted to behave when others can not even run a strip club hidden from view.

This strip club is not new to the neighborhood but has been in existence for more than twenty years and is grandfather claused into the law books. In order for anyone to catch a glimps of any nakiedness one would have to enter the place. At the Mall men's genitals were paraded around in full for all family and children by MPD Police officiers for all to see as well as men humping and grinding in all sorts of positions live on stage in speedos. Yah really family oriented and gay stuff at teh Mall and obsolutely no media coverage of this gross display of men on men action at teh National Mall.

The news media are truely editing our news for sure.
Springfield Resident

Rockville, MD

#16 Jun 28, 2008
I visited the club a couple of weeks ago with my 2 girlfriends to celebrate one of their birthdays and I can say that as 3 straight women we were treated with respect, had great service, and had a great time. I do not see a problem with it at all. With all of the stabbings,carjacking,ect. in Springfield this is not a real issue.With all of the media coverage this place is getting the owner has to be laughing all the way to the bank.
With all of the police around this is going to have to be the safest place in town!! And I would like to give a shout out to all of the dancers,waitresses,ect.who made our evening so enjoyable. They are working legally for a living
and I respect that.
oddball

Romney, WV

#17 Jun 29, 2008
Washington DC wrote:
<quoted text>
The shirtless men that run at the National Mall in tiny spandex shorts are none too pretty either and most of course are on the hunt for some man's attention. In fact during the recent celebrations at the Mall not only did men dance with men on stage in front of the Capitol humping and grinding away on one another in European style swim wear but a police escort of naked male bicylists rode around the Mall with genatils dangling and in front of everyone including children.
Not one media outlet showed this display on TV what so ever and one had to be at the Mall that day to really see how far some are permitted to behave when others can not even run a strip club hidden from view.
This strip club is not new to the neighborhood but has been in existence for more than twenty years and is grandfather claused into the law books. In order for anyone to catch a glimps of any nakiedness one would have to enter the place. At the Mall men's genitals were paraded around in full for all family and children by MPD Police officiers for all to see as well as men humping and grinding in all sorts of positions live on stage in speedos. Yah really family oriented and gay stuff at teh Mall and obsolutely no media coverage of this gross display of men on men action at teh National Mall.
The news media are truely editing our news for sure.
Well,I prefer to look at women and I don't "oggle" at them or make snide remarks towards the ladies. I love women and have great respect for them and if they choose to strip? More power to them and I hope they make a lot of money!!
Now,these men that run around in "speedos"?? Please!! Cover up!!!
GET REAL

Falls Church, VA

#18 Jun 30, 2008
The RevRob wrote:
<quoted text> Yo Dread!, I don't think you've been in that area for awhile now! Yes, There are some hispanics around there, But that area is run down because it's been there now for at least the past twenty years (or more)without a facelift! I'm sure your not the same after twenty hard years! Give it a break! you RACIST PIG! Sincerely TheRevRobert
DREAD called it right, filthy mexcrements loiter all about, they jay walk everywhere, trash, etc graffeti. The decline is wet back caused for sure.
Been there done that

Rockville, MD

#19 Jun 30, 2008
Funny Ms. Hammond does not mention getting the MVC Adult Video and Bookstore closed down.
f5hyr5h

Essex, MD

#22 Jul 11, 2009
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