Exotic Dancers Not So Optimistic
Not everyone is putting on (or should I say taking off?) their rose-colored glasses during this recession. The Wall Street Journal has a story today about strip clubs getting rid of amenities amid plummeting sales. The story says clubs are lowering the price of drinks, waiving cover charges and touting their inexpensive food. One dancer said she is making 25 percent less than the pre-recession days. I'm sure the reporter researched this article thoroughly!
But the article does bring up a good question: whether so-called "vice industries" are immune to recessions. I wrote a story in the fall about beer sales going strong despite the economic downturn, but domestic sales have dropped so far this year. Las Vegas has been struggling because people are cutting back on travel. But you know it's bad if even strippers are feeling the pain.
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