Sapphires Closing
Hope so

Richmond, KY

#21 Jan 22, 2013
I hope this place closes. The owner DOES NOT deserve anyones money. He is a perverted ahole.

Tucker, GA

#22 Jan 22, 2013
I was there this past Friday night!! The place went from a nice classy place to a trashy girl dancing on a makeshift stage!! I left if I wanted I would go to a strip club!!!! The sad thing it could be a great place! Very pretty inside...:(
place is trashy

Richmond, KY

#23 Jan 22, 2013
Iheard the owner really wanted a strip club, but the permit doesn't allow it. So he makes the bartenders get up and dance. how trashy.
word is

Richmond, KY

#24 Jan 22, 2013
I heard they were closed last Saturday night. Anyone know why?
kfc biscuit man !

United States

#25 Jan 23, 2013
That's funny ! What about the person in this thread claiming they're packed every Thursday, Friday , and Saturday

Richmond, KY

#26 Jan 23, 2013
Jack VW is the owner. Don't know about the place never been don't do dress codes, I am blue collar and if I have to dress up to drink I am not going. But good luck Jack you seem like a nice guy the few times I have meet you at the B S.

Richmond, KY

#27 Jan 23, 2013
He is not nice, biggest jacka** ever!

Union City, GA

#28 Jan 23, 2013
I have been there a few times. The music is horrendous, awful, the "dj" has no idea what he is doing and the songs go from stereotypical 90s - early 00 " hiphop" to country to bad eightys music. They need to find their identity.
The dancing girls are a bit trashy, the girls can dance but when I am casually drinking I do not want to see up girls mini skirts, there's a place down the street where I can see all the upskirt I want.
As far as a dress code, that's a joke, the place was full of bubbas in baseball hats, probably with a wad of chewing tobacco in their mouth.
It's too bad. I really like dancing...

Henderson, KY

#29 Jan 24, 2013
Honest wrote:
Why do people on here always try to tear down a business? You idiots don't realize that every business is vital to our economy. How about you support our local businesses? It's good for our city to see a new business open up. You bitch about there's nothing here; but as soon as a new business opens up, the first thing you see is some yahoo with no knowledge on here and trashes it. If you're so smart, then where's your business at?
Stop in this place and see for yourself. I plan on it myself. Topix is not a place to come for info about anything.
Good post.

You do have to question a lot of these new businesses, though. Bars pop up all the time in little ol richmond, and I don't understand why. That market is beyond saturated. Plus, richmond is dead when EKU is out. Same deal with pizza places. I talk to people all the time with "a great idea for a bar! Richmond needs another bar!".

Richmond needs good food. We've made a lot of progress with the spots downtown, but there is still a lot of room for good food in this town. The richmond market is just tough. You have the college crowd and the rest of richmond is set in their ways, so to speak. You really gotta kick ass to make anything work in richmond.

I honestly had no idea Saphires existed. That's how tough it is in Richmond for a bar.

Richmond, KY

#30 Jan 24, 2013
Richmond did not need another bar. Ppl tried to tell him that. Also, decent ppl don't want to see the bar tender dance in her skimpy clothes while they are talking and having a beer. The whole thing was a fantasy for the owner but not a viable business for Richmond. I am sure it will close and if it doesn't it will not make money. The truth is the truth.

United States

#31 Jan 24, 2013
Why is the bar thing so trendy? I hear it from many people associated with EKU...."we need a new bar! More bars! Richmond bars suck! I'm gonna make a sweet bar!".Then they're gone for the weekend, and summer...

Well, you see, this is a very small college town, and we already have a handful of established bars. You college kids don't spend enough money and aren't around long enough to support these places.
Class of 2011

Mount Sterling, KY

#32 Jan 25, 2013
Richmond had tons of bars in the 70's and 80's and into the 90's. Worley shut down T-Bombs for what? There's nothing there! Police literally stand outside the door just itching to arrest someone. I understand we don't need drunk drivers, but when you're walking and they're harassing you? No wonder businesses are failing in Richmond.
kfc biscuit man !

Tucker, GA

#33 Jan 25, 2013
ABC stated that their direction in the 90's and early 2000 was to shut down all the downtown bars due to articles about Richmond ranking as a party town/ school . Seems like they did their job too well

Lexington, KY

#34 Feb 11, 2013
Downtown wrote:
Anything that has to do with 'Come On" is going to have trouble! "Come On".
Just curious to who you are referring to. I think I know who it is. I totally agree! Everything this man touches he turns to $hit or hurts.

Burbank, CA

#35 Feb 11, 2013
Was in there this weekend and had a great time. Jack was nothing but nice to me and the crew I was with. The bartenders were very nice, talkative and HOTT!

Richmond, KY

#36 Feb 11, 2013
Some men never grow up no matter how old they are.
It is sad and immature. HOTT this and HOTT that.
How silly. Get a real life. Sounds like a bunch of teenagers.

Since: Jun 12

Middlesboro, KY

#37 Jul 26, 2013
Still open and seems to be doing quite well! I am so sorry all of your jealous comments did not work!!!

Versailles, KY

#38 Jul 27, 2013
What a nice place! You can pay to have a bartender spit a shot in your mouth!
City Man

Winchester, KY

#39 Aug 3, 2013
Only way Mr "Come On" stuttered dude can get laid is to own a Bar. I do not begrudge this just stating the obvious. Come On!:)-
must be

Richmond, KY

#40 Aug 4, 2013
Must be going broke trying to stay open! Hardly anyone there.

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