S.F. Holds Gentlemen’s Club Job Fair, Reports Low Industry Downturn

Ariana Rodriguez
SAN FRANCISCO — Representatives from nearly a dozen gentlemen’s clubs, including the Hustler Club, Gold Club and Centerfolds, gathered for The Recession Resistant 2009 Job Fair on Monday.

The event, which was sponsored by the Adult Hospitality Group, was held at the Holiday Inn at Fisherman’s Wharf.

According to reports, about 100 job seekers attended.

The Recession Resistant Job Fair included San Francisco-area strip clubs with 30 open positions such as managers, cashiers, bartenders and hosts; dancer applications also were accepted.

Axel Sang of BSC Management, a consulting firm for 11 San Francisco nightclubs, told a local TV news station how strip clubs are succeeding during the recession.

He said the Hustler Club of San Francisco, which BSC manages, has added drink specials and cut back menu prices.

“[T]he average guy who wants a couple cocktails and dances, we still see a volume increase in that,” Sang said. “People want the value. They want more bang for the buck so to speak.”

He added that while other industries are seeing a 20- to 30-percent downturn in business, the clubs under his management are only down 5 to 8 percent and have had no lay-offs.

BSC Management operates Larry Flynt's Hustler Club, Broadway Showgirls Cabaret, Centerfolds, New Century Theater, Market Street Cinema and The Gold Club in San Francisco.