Strip club beats lockdown order by offering drive-thru pole dances and food delivery – The Sun
AN OREGON strip club is working its way around lockdown orders by offering drive-thru pole dancing.
Lucky Devil Lounge first started offering food delivery, but its founder Shon Boulden soon realized he could pivot to take-out, and offer dances to boot.
The new venture is called Food 2 Go-Go, Reuters reported, and works by ushering cars into a large tent, where drivers can sit and be entertained while they wait for their order to be prepped.
The drive-thru drew a steady crowd on Friday night, who were greeted from stages on both sides of the tent by pole dancing women.
The dancers wore sequined masks and gloves, nipple paisties, G-string bikini bottoms and stiletto boots.
Patrons ranged from carloads of young men and a couple on motorcycle to a group of women who said they made a 175-mile (280-km) drive south from Seattle to see the show.
"It's a safe way to have some fun," said one of them, Dani Valdes, who works in Seattle-area bars and restaurants and follows some of the Lucky Devil dancers on social media.
A dancer called Elle Stranger said she has worked in the business for 11 years and is making up some lost income through digital erotica. She also works as a sex educator and writer.
"I miss the athleticism and the opportunity to make tips," she said of the reduced workload at the Lucky Devil, but told Reuters: "The novelty in these really dark, uncertain times is just enough to pick people up."
The innovative drive-thru is just the latest of Boulden's initiatives to keep his business afloat.
Boulden came up with the idea of a food delivery service as a joke but after a huge amount of interest on Facebook, decided to launch the service.
He said: "I originally did it at first as a joke and it got 150 shares on Facebook. It's like nothing we've ever had before.
"So I was like 'well why don't we try to do this?'"
Like other delivery services that have sprung up over the last number of weeks it has the same drop-off service.
Once an order is placed with the club two dancers will be assigned to the delivery.
The two women will bring the food to the door all while keeping a safe distance for the self-isolated patron.
The service will include a slight performance which Boulden said would be the women wearing "pasties and booty shorts."
The women deliver the food, dance for a few seconds and move on to their next delivery – all while keep sanitary with a disinfectant spray.