Home > News > New Orleans Strip Club Stays Put in Wake of Katrina • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


New Orleans Strip Club Stays Put in Wake of Katrina

New Orleans Strip Club Stays Put in Wake of Katrina
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality boost the paysite market?
Yes, it will soon
Yes, but in a few years
Out of 170 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Sep 13, 2005 1:00 PM PDT    Text size: 
NEW ORLEANS — There’s no running water, no electricity, and no customers, but Big Daddy’s strip club is still set to reopen as soon as owner Saint Johns can get his dancers back.

Johns, along with a handful of helpers, has ignored evacuation orders, preferring to stay at the normally bustling club that has been a mainstay in the French Quarter for years. Stocked with bottled water and power from a generator, Johns is on a quest to convince all his former employees to return, despite the fact that, technically, the whole city is off limits to civilians in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation.

“It shouldn't be too hard,” Johns said. “Everyone's going to come back in town and want to work.”

When that may be is anybody’s guess. The pavement along Bourbon Street is still covered in patches of dirty water, parted only by the rolling tread of military vehicles. By all accounts the air is so thick with rot it is difficult to breathe, and the official death toll from Katrina rose today to nearly 280 people, with many more expected as the waters continue to recede.

Nonetheless, Johns is still optimistic, perhaps due to the reactions he’s had from troops in the area. He said most of them have either asked when the strippers are returning or swig down the free vodka Johns doles out in paper cups. None, he said, have asked him to leave.

The biggest obstacle for the club right now, according to Johns, is the lack of water, making it difficult to promote Big Daddy’s main attraction: “Wash the girl of your choice.” He was dismayed of news from Sgt. John Zeller, a California National Guard engineer, who told reporters today it will be least at three months before the New Orleans public water system is fully operational. But Johns is still determined.

"We'll make sure they get showers," he said confidently.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


WIA Profile: Kate Hodgson-Egan

Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of... More »

Q&A: Holiday Products Founder Moe Levy Reflects on Decades of Career Accomplishments

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., as an only child, Moe Levy learned to become business savvy at an early age from his parents. Even more importantly, Levy says his parents instilled in him their people-oriented... More »

AWSummit’s Alexandru Gheorghe Has Eyes Set on Growth

The AWSummit has quickly made its mark and has become a top draw for chat hosts, studios and cam sites from all over the world. Founded by CEO Alexandru Gheorghe just two years ago, the cam-centric AW... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.


XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA

ANME Founders Show

Jan 14 - Jan 15
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 20 - Jan 22
Montréal, Québec
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!