Teen Dance Club
Sasha

United States

#1 May 19, 2010
My aunt has a business plan to get the teens off the streets. How do you all think an 17 and under dance club would go over in Knott Co? There would be a 15 dollar cover charge to get in the door. Then non-alcoholic mixed drinks would be served for free as well as non-alcoholic beer and wine. We might also provide soft drinks and sweet and unsweetened tea, Tang, and juice. We might also look into offering some hand-squeezed lemonade. We would offer a few menu items similar to the "grill" over in Williamson, WV--hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks, snow cones, blt's, fried bananas, blizzard-style milkshakes, funnel cakes, crab cakes, corn dogs, chicken nuggets, potato wedges, steak fries, an assortment of salad bar items, deviled eggs, meat loaf, sloppy joes, filet mignon, etc. We would give out vouchers to low-income teens, so they could come and get a good meal for free or a reduced price. We'd staff several security guards so that fights and drug pushing would be dealt with swift and severely. We would hire a dj from Pikeville to come and dj all the parties, so the kids would have the hippest and latest tunes to jam to. We are also thinking about making a parent night, so the parents can come see what the teen dance club is all about. We would also have some of the local motorcycle clubs come and give rides on their bikes as long as a consent form was signed by a parent. If there is an interest, we might also put in a small shop that sells handbags, purses, watches, and various other jewelry as well as consignment clothes for men.

Let us know what you think!
GoodIdeas

Hazard, KY

#2 May 21, 2010
You have a good idea there actually. The two story brick building beside the Hindman Elementary School is for sale, you might wanna check into it.
nark

Martin, KY

#3 May 22, 2010
2 words, teen pregnancy! Even if you do all that it still doesn't mean that kids aren't going to go in there and do the nasty! It is like showing them what clubs are like and giving them the notion to go to one! As a parent, I don't like the idea and I wouldn't let my little girl go to something like that! Your really asking for a lot of trouble. Think of all the things that might happen before you do anything!
are u kidding

Kite, KY

#4 May 22, 2010
Thats the craziest thing Ive ever heard.....are you being SERIOUS??? MIXED DRINKS and $15 entry? Even though it non alcoholic......this is a terrible thing to introduce kids to...why not let them do "kid" things? Plenty of fun things going on that are FREE and kid oriented....check those out
WhatTheHell

Chesterfield, MO

#5 May 22, 2010
are u kidding wrote:
Thats the craziest thing Ive ever heard.....are you being SERIOUS??? MIXED DRINKS and $15 entry? Even though it non alcoholic......this is a terrible thing to introduce kids to...why not let them do "kid" things? Plenty of fun things going on that are FREE and kid oriented....check those out
You are an idiot. Most of the teens around here want to go and drink alcoholic drinks and other things in that area, why the hell wouldn't this be a good idea? I mean really, it's practically letting them have the fun they want too without actually f!cking themselves up. I think it's a wonderful idea, and so what..people will have sex, if there is a will there is a way, it'll happen any where, get-over-it. Just put condom dispensers in the bathroom =)
crazy idea

Kite, KY

#6 May 23, 2010
I dont understand WHO IN THEIR RIGHT mind would let their child go to a thing like this. I could understand if it were like a community thing or a youth center, but to have a drinking theme?? Honestly, it would be nice if we had a youth center for kids to hang out in.
worried

Chesterfield, MO

#7 May 23, 2010
crazy idea wrote:
I dont understand WHO IN THEIR RIGHT mind would let their child go to a thing like this. I could understand if it were like a community thing or a youth center, but to have a drinking theme?? Honestly, it would be nice if we had a youth center for kids to hang out in.
I agree with you a drinking theme is a no go for me, thats just an intro to the real thing.
Wow

Hindman, KY

#8 May 23, 2010
This is a great idea, minus the non-alcoholic wine and beer. A teen dance club with good food and a safe environment is a win either way you look at it.
Sasha

Spout Spring, VA

#9 May 24, 2010
FYI: If kids are going to drink in high school, they are going to drink.
Bluebird

Hindman, KY

#10 May 24, 2010
Sasha wrote:
FYI: If kids are going to drink in high school, they are going to drink.
Have you considered the liability issue? I'm afraid the insurance factor would eat up all your profits.
mother

Chesterfield, MO

#11 May 25, 2010
good idea,except the non-alcholic concept.why not serve soft drinks,then it won't be an issue of who put what in who's drink, when they went to the bathroom or whatever.still no guarantee, with a soft drink setting on the table.but you have the right idea.wish our judge would jump on board and help with this. our kids need somewhere to go during the summer and not all kids want to go play basketball or volleyball.they just want a place to hang out with their friends and chill.then you got your drug dealers,what and how you going to handle them.as you know theyve already about taken the county over, unite can't control them, what is your course of action for this,,,not just the dealers, but the kids that also come in already stoned.just hope you're not getting into something that's going to be more trouble than fun.i'm trying to see the good in this,but it seems like it's a lot of not so good, not on your part, but just the way the county thinks and acts.it might go good for a month or so then things will begin to get out of hand.i had a friend that opened a gameroom in isom,ky.things were great for a few months.police patrolled,parents helped watch out for the kids, then it just went downhill, the drug pushers got to big for them, so they had to close down.it only take one bad egg to destroy everything for the kids that are there just for a good ,clean time.and there are many that are looking for just that, not all kids are on drugs or have bad morals.but you always have your bunch that tried to mess up everything.with the right supervision and everything, i'd be glad to let my kids go somewhere where i know is safe and drug free,so they won't be complaining all summer about how boring it is around here.when you start hearing talk like that from kids,beware.let's give them some clean fun, so they won't be bored all summer.
just asking

Kite, KY

#12 May 27, 2010
how would you pay for liability insurance on this place? its very expensive and I doubt you could make enough to cover it. Just asking.
just saying

Chesterfield, MO

#13 May 29, 2010
people are so close minded in knott county. there are places like this everywhere you go! the only place younger kids have to go in knott county is ballgames and such.
okay parents...ive been a teenager...i know what teenagers do! they will sneak out as young as 13, go get drunk and have sex. why not give them something else to do?
i would open this place up in hazard. the only thing knott county is ready for is another church.
Wowzers

Hindman, KY

#14 May 29, 2010
just saying wrote:
people are so close minded in knott county. there are places like this everywhere you go! the only place younger kids have to go in knott county is ballgames and such.
okay parents...ive been a teenager...i know what teenagers do! they will sneak out as young as 13, go get drunk and have sex. why not give them something else to do?
i would open this place up in hazard. the only thing knott county is ready for is another church.
You're right on the money with everything you just said. This is the only place on planet Earth where people are actually backward enough to think that something like dancing and hanging out with their friends is damnable sin against God. I encourage anyone that actually believes this to either learn to read, or to read a little closer. I sometimes feel like we all live in a real-life version of "Footloose".

I have hopes that one day, people here will grow up a little bit and realize that if there's clean entertainment, i.e., actually some stuff to do, a lot of the atrocities that go on here (drug abuse, promiscuity, alcohol abuse, general boredom, et al) will lessen and lessen as time goes by. I love this place with all my heart, and it sickens and saddens me to know that a lot of the problems here often come from the people themselves, and could be easily fixed.
mother

Chesterfield, MO

#15 May 30, 2010
i don't feel i'm closed minded. would love to see something besides a ball court or a half done swimming pool in knott county. only thing, i've been there, i know what can and will go wrong, hat's the only thing that worries me. got to have a lot of police protection and all. and as of right now, seems it just aint happening. where are the cops after dark???????? guess u got to call the state boys, then if they out on a wreck or something big, you're just in a heap of trouble.you just got a lot to think about, make you a list of good and one of bad, and go from there.see what outweighs the other. then you decide.only wish you the best.but as i said, been there, and it's hard, hard, hard. didn't say it couldn't be done. but without our judge and police protection and someone big watching your back, it just ain't going to happen. how i wish it would.but just don't want to give you any false hopes.pushing and praying for you,all the way.
Jimmy Hall

United States

#16 Jun 1, 2010
I think the kids are more at dangers in the streets with all the drug pushers than at this dance club that said they would have security and allow the parents to come in and check it out. Just my opinion.
uh huh

Chesterfield, MO

#17 Jun 1, 2010
Its a good idea in theory, but I wouldn't allow my child go to a place that serves mixed drink, wine and beer, even if it is non-alcoholic.
greatness

Knoxville, IA

#18 Jul 26, 2010
You have have an awewome idea, Lexington had a similar non alcoholic themed bar, it had the bar look, a stage for live music, DJ's, dance floor, games, pool table & ski table & it was a hit with families, christians, & kids!! The bar is called Bar None, they have temporarily closed due to location reasons but are looking for a more family friedly location. We took our kids & some friends kids there for New Year's Eve, they served a buffet, provided party accessories, and non alcoholic drinks including champagne (white grape juice & grape juice) seved in chamagne glasses, there was even a church group hanging out & everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves! The kids loved the mock-tini's(there was a charge). It's a great idea for teens to hangout and families. I'm looking for something similar to take my daughter & her friends for her 13th b-day but since bar none is out of the question I'm still looking. Really wish we had more of these themed bar/rest.'s around. Good Luck!!
lol

Chesterfield, MO

#19 Aug 21, 2010
I think this is actually a good idea. Most kids go other places, do the dirty, and get real drinks. Wouldn't putting them in a more grown-up environment, with adult chaperons be better? I think its a great idea, but $15 is a little much.

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