Home > News > Playboy Club to Reopen in Chicago • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Playboy Club to Reopen in Chicago

Playboy Club to Reopen in Chicago
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
What will drive VR headset adoption among consumers?
Adult Entertainment
  37.09%
Hollywood Movies
  4.23%
Gambling / Gaming
  4.69%
Video Games
  53.99%
Out of 213 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Aug 29, 2011 3:00 PM PST    Text size: 

CHICAGO — Playboy Enterprises Inc. has signed a licensing deal for a new Chicago Playboy Club.

The new digs will reportedly open on the Near North Side close to where the original iconic club opened its doors 51 years ago.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the licensee, Boston-based Tremont Reality Capital LLC, is looking at erecting the new bunny hutch in a mansion at 1150 N. Dearborn St., the current home of the Il Mulino restaurant.

Playboy CEO Scott Flanders confirmed a deal with a partner who is “in the final stages of selecting a site,” with an expected opening by first quarter of next year.

Flanders however would not confirm the club’s location.

The resurrected Chicago club will not have the added attractions of a hotel or casino like the other recently licensed operations in Las Vegas, London, Macau, and Cancun, Mexico — a drawback that may force it to rely on nostalgia for its success.

But regardless of the perceived shortcomings, Playboy hopes the deal will help fuel its licensing business — the core of its new corporate strategy.

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 !

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Law Dragon: Insurance Comes in Handy When You Get Sued

Business insurance is important. Unfortunately, many small business operators fail to think about it until it is too late. That is especially true for startups. Businesses — especially new ones... More »

Law of Sex: Close Up the Internet, Election Season Is Here

You know elections are upon us when politicians start talking about wanting to “close up” the Internet, or censor Twitter and Facebook. Throw in a couple terrorist attacks and you have the... More »

Legal Perspectives: What the Adult Industry Owes to James Joyce

The adult industry has a very good sense of history. For example, none would challenge the statement that this industry took a leading role in protecting First Amendment rights for all Americans. In the... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
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.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
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.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The European Summit

Feb 29 - Mar 03
Barcelona-Sitges, Spain

Phoenix Forum 2016

Mar 31 - Apr 03
Tempe, Arizona

International Lingerie Show

Apr 04 - Apr 06
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sexpo

May 12 - May 15
Sydney, Australia
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!