Airport Steaming Over Strip Club Neighbor

By Arezow Doost, CBS 11 News

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – One of the busiest airports in the world will soon be a neighbor to an upscale gentlemen’s club, but some prominent North Texans are trying to shut it down before it even opens.

A new Rick’s Cabaret is about to open near the South entrance to DFW International Airport.

Thursday the DFW Airport board of directors met in a closed meeting and members officially agreed to join American Airlines and others on the list of club protesters.

The problem for many is that the club will be one of the first things you’ll see going to or from the airport.

Rick’s Cabaret is expected to open its doors in a few weeks.  Owners say their place is going to make the airport ‘sexier’. But for travelers at DFW Airport, the ‘naked truth’ has yet to be seen.

The new strip club has a liquor license application pending with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC).

Prominent Tarrant County leaders, including County Judge Glen Whitley, are protesting the permit.

“It’s a bad business to have in the area,” says Whitley, who is among the growing group of dissidents, including Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief and American Airlines.

Moncrief admits stopping Rick’s Cabaret from operating will be a big challenge. “I understand they have their rights, we have ours. I have already indicated, by correspondence, my disappointment and opposition to this location,” he said. “I’m not real happy about our, our flights coming in here and looking down on that signage and that kind of operation. Whether or not we can stop it remains to be seen.”

The club will be located between the airport and American’s corporate headquarters.

In a statement, American says the establishment poses a danger to employees and airport passengers.

“It’s not something that you want to see in your area in your neighborhood certainly don’t want to see it at the entrance to DFW,” says Whitley.

Concerns over the club include that having a liquor license will cause a spike in alcohol-related crimes and traffic accidents.

However, the TABC issued a letter saying it has investigated and has found little evidence that liquor sales at the strip club will be a danger or nuisance to the area.

“Anytime you have people over-served alcoholic beverages, regardless of where they are, it will pose a traffic and safety issue,” explained TABC Captain Charlie Cloud.

Cloud says if Rick’s Cabaret doesn’t get a liquor license, then the establishment could go ‘BYOB’ and allow dancers to be totally nude.  “Now you got people bringing in their 24-pack, they are sitting there guzzling their 24-pack then they are getting in their car and driving, there is no controls.”

Eric Langan, the president of Rick’s Cabaret, says  he doesn’t understand why there’s opposition now.  He says the city of Fort Worth approved all their plans and they will be opening on January 20.   If they don’t get a liquor license in time, then it will be BYOB.

A protest hearing concerning the license will be held next month at Fort Worth City Hall.

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  1. Daniel Wasserott says:

    When i drove in to Texas from Kansas the first thing i saw coming into Texas was a huge billboard with Jesus on it and right across from it it one of the biggest porn store i have ever come across.

    1. TowerTone says:

      You came across a porn store?
      Did you not know the eyes of Texas were upon you?

      1. Jay Jackson says:

        Everything’s bigger in Texas

    2. James Edward Smith says:

      Are you talking about the border between Oklahoma and Texas? Texas doesn’t touch Kansas.

      1. Lazarus Long says:

        Yes he is. He is speaking of the porn video store on the west side of I-35 just south of the Red River. The Texas and Oklahoma Highways don’t match up there and if you’re not careful you could leave the road right there and hit the store. Oklahoma has an anti-porn law and Texas has an anti-gambling law, so the states trade licks at the border, with a casino on the north and a video store on the south.

    3. johnjameson says:

      Just and extention of the TSA

      1. Doug says:

        The TSA alows groping and touching, the strip clubs don’t. No wonder there is a long line for employment by the TSA. Why pay to watch a woman when you can get paid to grope her?

    4. Rob Johnson says:

      Came in on I-35 huh? lol!

    5. Dan says:

      Kansas doesn’t border Texas.

      1. Detex says:

        Ain’t Education grand!?!??!?!

  2. Joseph Dooley says:

    I don’t live in the area, but a strip club near the airport sounds fairly innocuous to me. I bet a lot of business travelers who scheduled extra time with their clients will find it very convenient, which is the reason for the location. As long as as there’s four walls and a roof to keep the women modest and it’s nowhere near a school, what’s the problem?

    1. Tom says:

      Nothing- inasmuch as a strip club is what typifies Dallas.

      1. tracy says:

        Right – because no other large metropolitan areas have such clubs.

      2. Nash says:

        hahaha tell em’ tracy!

      3. Lazarus Long says:

        Tracy you don’t travel much do you?

      4. Johnny Anderson says:

        Actually, I love business trips to Texas because strip clubs are usually well-run, fillied with happy customers and pleasant professional staff, and high-quality dancers who understand that a little erotic dance can cheer a fellow up without emperiling his life, finances, or marriage.

      5. alanamerican says:

        I have always been very disappointed in strip clubs in Texas. Big promises very little to show. The best clubs used to be in Colorado but now I have to say they are probably in Washington State although Salt Lake City runs a close second. If you really want a good time go to Paris olala. If you want to dance with a stripper go to Boys Town Nuevo Laredo if you dare.🙂

  3. Big D. says:

    Jobs and tax revenue. Leave them alone.

  4. Jerzey Boy says:

    So what! I travel a bunch, strip joints all over the place. Solution; I just do not go in these places to get ripped off by cover charges, over the top drink prices and watch a bunch of trapped girls younger than my kids that have been abused by men. A sorry state for sure but not my call.
    Give it a rest do-gooders!

    1. Do-gooder says:

      God one Jersey Boy! If it is such a sorry state, why don’t you grow a spine and stand up for those that can’t stand for themselves (“a bunch of trapped girls younger than my kids” as you stated). What if one of those trapped girls happened to be your daughter lured to work at one of these places by the ‘big money’?? Don’t be the wolf in sheeps clothing. I know the rest of society frowns upon one with a moral stature, what a shame. Get a spine and take a stand!
      Your Friend,
      The do-gooder

      1. Lazarus Long says:

        Do-Gooder don’t you think Jersey Boy is taking a stand by not patronizing the establishments? Maybe it is that you want to pass more laws to restrict American activity? This is what the liberal progressives do; restrict the behavior of others with the force of law.

      2. Rob Johnson says:

        Good intentions are the root of all evil.

      3. Christan Patriot says:

        The problem is not Legality, but Morality. There’s a reason this country is going down the tubes. Yes, this country was founded upon the principles of freedom and individual liberty. There already is a law that covers this crime. It’s called the LAW OF GOD. If there were not wicked, immoral, honor-less men frequenting these “Facilities”, the piles of fecal refuse that build and run them would go out of business. It is this fact that proves that many in this country are rejecting the guidance of the creator, and as a result, are walking into a spiritual mine field of sorrow and pain. The saddest part, is that many of them can be seen sitting in the pews on Sunday. Wicked people are blind, because they cannot feel the whispers of the Holy Spirit. They scoff at the possibility that others, those trying to be righteous, can. Blind (Wicked) people choose Blind (Wicked) leaders, and wind up getting Blind (Wicked) laws and Blind (Wicked) results. You reap what you sow. It’s also called the LAW OF THE HARVEST.

      4. Joe Bloggs says:

        lol Law of God. Not everyone subscribes to religion, patriot

  5. fredb says:

    There is/was one for years in the Frankfurt am Main Airport, on one of the lower levels

    1. CHINO says:

      That ROCKS

    2. Johnny Anderson says:

      WRONG. There was an “adult theater” where admission bought you four hours and 3 mini Jack Daniels. I have yet to find a strip club in Germany that is half as good as the worst Texas club.

  6. mike says:

    If I owned Enterprise car rental I would parner up and make that the car drop off spot.

  7. Mike Hatch says:

    Rick’s should just run a shuttle to and from DFW…problem solved…!!

    1. Fire Baron says:

      Why not? The Casinos do it in states where gaming is legal.

  8. Matt says:

    Why do they need another strip club near the airport? Doesn’t the TSA put on a good enough show already?

    1. Bill says:

      hahaha good one

    2. Grant says:

      Bazinga

    3. american-american says:

      Atually, it will be a TSA Advanced Training Center

      1. D Mockercy says:

        TSA agents will have to be reminded” no touching is permitted “lol

    4. D'Mockercy says:

      go to the club before the airport and show the TSA you are REALLY happy to see them…

  9. Tom Genin says:

    Finaaly there will be hot flight attendants again.

    1. Dion says:

      What you don’t like your shoulder getting banged buy a big ole michelle obama hip?

    2. flightAAttendant says:

      There are still some hot flight attendants out here! For the record, as a straight, sexy female who occasionally will frequent a “gentlemen’s club” with a date, I’m all for it. Tax revenue, convenience, entertainment – all wins in my book….. I just hope they get some nicer dancers than some of the other area clubs!

  10. Sal says:

    Should make the enhanced pat down at security interesting

  11. Jazzman says:

    American Airlines is against it because it might offend their Rainbow TeAAm!

    1. Patrick Armstrong says:

      “He who screams the loudest has the most to hide…”
      why not come out of the closet already.
      Its always the ones who protest that are the ones in the airport restrooms.
      You KNOW its true ! If your so straight why not post your REAL name.

      1. Joe Bloggs says:

        lol because posting your real name proves how straight you are. get real

    2. Patrick Armstrong says:

      Its Jazzman by day and Jasmine by night !!!

  12. Archy Cary says:

    The TSA gropes – why not others?

  13. Paradox says:

    Out rage over a strip club near an airport. Yet the TSA, with their porno-scanners, look at naked images of children every day. How back-“A-word” is this America?

  14. Alan says:

    Hey Captain Cloud – You saying I can’t get a drink inside the airport? How about any other bar in town, want to shut them down too? Evangelical Hypocrits.

  15. Templar X says:

    Strip searches at the at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport and strippers at the club next door, but the stove should not be calling the kettle black, unless it is getting too hot in the kitchen!

  16. Charles says:

    Brings a whole new meaning to the term “lay over.”

  17. Jones says:

    I work within an stones throw of the club. It’s basically hidden under the bridges of the south end of the airport. It’s hard to see so most people won’t even know it’s there.
    Don’t know why people are so upset about people drinking and then driving when there are bars up and down 183 where this place is located. Also the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys are just around the corner. Along with Six Flags and they all serve beer and wine. Nobody is complaining about that and damn near every restaurant serves beer and alcohol too, and there are tons of them in that area. People just don’t want to see boobs. So uh, don’t go in there and look at them.

    1. KA says:

      Speak for yourself. I WANT TO SEE BOOBS!

    2. Rob Johnson says:

      No they don’t want YOU to look at boobs. Always a busy body trying to control everyone else life.

      I remember when Texas was a “live and let live ” place. Between all the New Yorkers moving in and the god-a-holics who think everything is “the devil” my beloved home is going downhill fast. Sad

    3. Will says:

      The religious extremes will always try to force their faith on the rest of the world, the problem is that Christianity (which is the main religion around here) preaches against forcing religion. Ironic that out of their own ignorance and hate they will try to manipulate the destruction of any institution they deem sinful in the eyes of their religious moral code. I find that sick, our country was founded on the principal of free religious practice and yet one should impose its beliefs over the rest? How is that possible? The very purpose of the puritanical pilgrims was to end that.

      1. Andrew C says:

        Healthy, successful societies, regardless of religious orientation have always enforced some standards of decency. There has always been vice, but when it hit’s a tipping point, it’s all over for us. Moral decay always goes hand in hand with cultural, societal and economic decay.

      2. Texas Expatriate says:

        @Andrew C

        Iran has a fairly moral populace by most standards, as does the DPRK (N. Korea), Syria, and every other slave pen on the globe. True morality is a non-contradictory system in which peoples right to life, liberty, and property are not violated through force, fraud, or coercion.

      3. Christian Patriot says:

        Like I said before… Do what you want. Understand Though, that you can choose what you do, but you can’t change the consequence. If you step off a cliff, you will fall.

  18. Casper says:

    I think it is a great idea. Bottom line is some people will complain about a strip club no matter where you put it. Rick’s is a nice upscale place. There are so many drinks served at the airport or restaurants all around it to say that serving alcohol is a problem is ridiculous .

    1. fp says:

      Nice upscale place? Really? Sounds like lipstick on a pig to me. Did not know there were “nice upscale” porn shops.

      1. Rob Johnson says:

        Sigh.

      2. Joe Bloggs says:

        Ah but are porn shops the same thing as Ricks? Sure aren’t! Sounds like someone is using an example that isn’t related at all, me thinks

  19. Dion says:

    Perfect solution after the TSA gets you all hot and bothered and your flight is delayed. You can go to the shake joint and let off a little steam.

  20. Dion says:

    I think the skys would be a lot more friendly if the nudey bars are put IN the terminals.

    1. Mike Hatch says:

      Amen to that….they could take over one of the Admiral’s Clubs….

  21. joel says:

    We could “kill two birds with one stone” and replace some of the old scab flight attendants with the girls from the strip club. Everybody is a winner!

  22. Harleyman210 says:

    Have you ever been to the new Dallas Cowboys stadium? There are girls dancing in cages. Whats the difference,,,,,

  23. James Andrews says:

    Sounds like sex discrimination to me.. If it is a legal business they should be allowed to open their doors and their poles.

  24. Litto says:

    I bet most of the people opposing this business are free market tea party types..

    1. KA says:

      I doubt it. I’m as free market as you can get and I fully support it.

  25. CHINO says:

    I have personally gotten drunk at the DFW airport then got on my fight & drank there. Tell me Mr. Cloud is this any different??? Bottom line is if you dint like it dont look & dont go!!!

  26. yan says:

    what does humphrey bogart say?

  27. CHINO says:

    “BUY A DANCE BECOME A CUSTOMER, BUY A DRINK BECOME A FRIEND ”
    TOPLESS FINDER.COM

  28. John says:

    I own Stock in Rick’s. Keep up the expansions and good work guys!!!!

  29. Sailordude says:

    Jack Ruby would be proud.

  30. rick says:

    “there is no controls.”

    and we’re supposed to take advice from a TABC captain who can’t put together a cogent sentence?

  31. CHINO says:

    I WISH RICK’S THE BEST OF LUCK & WILL SEE YOU THERE ON THE 20TH!!!!!!!

  32. CHINO says:

    I WISH RICK’S THE BEST OF LUCK & WILL SEE YOU THERE ON THE 20TH.!!!!

    1. Milo says:

      Chino, Save me a seat.

  33. Jay says:

    In Tampa, FL there are a bunch of them by the airport.

  34. Gary Gilmore says:

    Hey Buds
    Might as well have it out in the open. There are already 3 brothels within 10 minutes of there. At least you can tax clubs

  35. Grower not a Shower says:

    Finally a place where a male traveler can get “fluffed up” before entering the TSA body scanner.

    1. Patrick Armstrong says:

      Thats code for a small willie…

  36. Mitch d says:

    This is much ado about nothing. It ought to get a booze license. It is a legal business and generates tax revenues like other businesses.

    The airport is a fairly industrial suburban area so it ought to be fine. Don’t let the prudes win.

  37. JJ says:

    Where’s Debbie?

  38. jim says:

    what’s wrong with a little t&a after a long flight?

  39. Sean Patriot says:

    Sorry y’all. but strip clubs are currently LEGAL in this state.

  40. Instigregor says:

    So will private dances be rename “Enhanced Interrogations” and occur in the TSA room?

  41. ragu4u says:

    BYOB? Bring your own Babe? I’ll drink to THAT!

  42. Sue says:

    Check in your bags, then check out theirs.

  43. Ben Dover says:

    I say we need to view the evidence before passing judgment.

  44. Oh my that's nice says:

    I caught the real reason they want to deny the liquor license. They want it to be a BYOB clud so they can sell liquor at the store they own next door and still see totally nude instead of the T&A only a liquor license would require.

    1. Oh my that's nice says:

      Ok sorry, I misspelled “club”

  45. Charles says:

    Put on your man pants, you’re a big boy now.

  46. Donovan Moore says:

    They are only giving people what they want. If there was no demand, they would not build it. Ask the city council members why there is any demand for such a place in their fine city, lol.

  47. Mom of 4 says:

    How sad that something like this is considered normal and nonchalant. Men who need to see nude women dancing around need help. Women who want to expose themselves for money need help. What a sad commentary on our society.

    1. Rob Johnson says:

      No, sadly you need help. There is nothing wrong with nudity, only people with “issues” get hung up on it.

      Oh, being a mom of 4 does not make you in any way important so get over yourself. (and seek help)

      The saddest part you probably got your sickness from your mother and you will probaly spread it to your children as well. So sad.

      1. Joe Mama says:

        I can bet your husband has been to strip clubs & felt up the girls…I meen come on why do you think he doesnt pick up the phone right when you call now & then. And with 4 kids popped out how sexy can you be?? I would goto s strip club also if I had a fat ass wife as well.

      2. Patrick Armstrong says:

        You sure are moral for having 4 kids…
        Where did they come from ?
        Were they adopted ???

    2. johnny anderson says:

      Mom, there is a deep biological need in men to see cute girls in erotic atmospheres. If there is no legal, bouncer-protected, organized way to to this a certain number of men are going to take it into their own hands in ways that is much more harmful to themselves, the ladies, and our family. Think of strip clubs as the pressure-release valve on a pressure-cooker. A few hours of ogling and chatting and we’re good again.

      And the other replies are NOT kind, I’m sorry for that,

      1. Christian Patriot says:

        I’m a Man and a Father of 6. I know all about the “Biological Need”. This “need” however is not an excuse for foolish behavior. Just like drinking is not an excuse for drunk driving. That said, the laws should not be written to hinder anyone, until a crime has been committed. What our society has to decide, is whether this is a crime or not. My personal feelings are that it is. But until the vast majority of others realize this too, writing it down on paper won’t have any effect. Things don’t change until people open their hearts and have the LAWS OF GOD written there.

    3. Christian Patriot says:

      I commend you for your integrity. Not many have the courage to say what you have said. And many are so caught up in the things of this world, that they rationalize wickedness. I personally don’t believe in legal measures to stop this, but rather believe that life is a better teacher. When these men have an unhappy, weak, marriage/relationships, and it falls apart… they will look back and say to themselves (though they probably won’t admit it) “I really wasted my time looking for fulfillment in all of these exciting but morally bankrupt places.” It is then that they will realize that they are all alone, and that no one but God loves them. It is then that they will choose to change their ways, or give in to the sadness. Hopefully they will be able to pick up the pieces (broken lives and relationships). If not, the next generation will be doomed to the same fate and worse. It’s just the way it is.

      1. Equal Justice says:

        If this state, county, or city doesn’t like this type of establishment, then make a law and ban this, otherwise stfu. Nation of laws not of men. We do not make up the rules as we go along; wake up!!! As a christian, we are to adhere to the laws of God and to help others, not force people to live the way we want but lead by example..

  48. Texas Expatriate says:

    I love and miss Texas, but do not miss this kind of behavior by the Bible-Belt mentality. We are proud of our freedom, our ‘free market’, our ‘small government’; then turn around and use the power of the state to enforce morality. The opponents to this will not admit that without the use of government coercion (withholding a liquor license to a legal business venture), this will probably be a successful business venture. Instead of letting a free market dictate what is and is not acceptable to society, they wish to use the power of government – which has a legal monopoly on the initiation of force.

    With that said…. how moral is morality when it is enforced at gunpoint?

    1. Texas Tom says:

      Come on fella, free speech is not a gunpoint. The criticism is just as pointed and angry at the “moralists” on this thread. There is an element of our society that believes in cause and effect – on both sides.

  49. Nick Renesis says:

    Can the customers grope the dancers like the TSA gropes passengers?

  50. Alecia says:

    Who cares about this issue. Strip clubs and bars are never going to go away, the owner was right on time with this one, just a few short weeks until Super Bowl, he is going to cash in on the Super Bowl Money Bandwagon and get the exposure quick quick. If you don’t like strip bars then don’t go, I am a woman and I don’t frequent them, but the fact is they aren’t going away, so you might as well let it go. Get over it people.

  51. snowflake222 says:

    Alecia, I agree with you 100%. Who cares! If you don’t like them then don’t go to them. Arlington posting John’s pic on billboards and now Dallas up in arms about this. I have a gut feeling that those apposed to it are frequent visitors to them and just don’t want one so close as to temp them during work.

  52. Rob Johnson says:

    American. I will NEVER fly with you again.

    That may be the stupidest press release I have ever read.

    Why with management that stupid you might leave passengers stranded on planes for hours and hours, huh. Oh.They did huh?

    Ok, lets try again, Hey American, why don’t you focus on getting travelers AND their baggage to their destination (preferably the same one). After you prove you can handle running an airline THEN we can talk about you butting into other business’ business

  53. john smith says:

    I’ve been to Dallas Airport a whole lot over the years. I don’t think the word “Sexier” is the one we need to be used.

    1. Joe Mama says:

      So what word is JOHN?????

  54. david says:

    Those mayors and judges will be the first to disguise themselves and enter Ricks to watch the pretty girls dance..then invite all their political friends to do the same, along with the entire loser dallas cowboys then maybe the motivation inspired by the ladies will give new inspiration to the team..:)

  55. Billy Bob says:

    The only way I’d be OK with a TSA search is if they employed these strippers to give it and I could tip them afterwards based on their performance.

    It’s make air travel fun again.

  56. Johnny says:

    This is a legal business. These people protesting this business location are probably the same that protested Hooters beer liscense in S Arlington several years ago. They should get a life n shut up. All they are doing is giving Ricks Caberet free advertising.

  57. Greg says:

    so what I am hearing is that there is now a reason to fly through DFW now…?

    1. les says:

      i think people need a little stress relief after flying . i think it’s great !!!!!!

  58. Patrick Armstrong says:

    Why Not ? They are near Airports all over the world.
    American Airlines has no room to talk on a moral basis,
    And certainly no grounds on any business basis.
    They have always used deliberately dirty business policies against other airlines past and present. Not to mention the way they treat employees.

    I’m suprised they haven’t put one IN the airport, I think they are upset because they didn’t think of it first.

  59. Patrick Armstrong says:

    They are just mad because it wasn’t Their IdeAA

  60. Warren Parr says:

    Rich Please put on DVD and if possible on Playboy the Famous VHS good tastes strip videos that we consumers could buy or rent ( impossible to find these days)
    You could make a lot of money . PLEASE RICK I miss your high class strip videos and have worn out my old VHS tapes and VCR.
    THanks

    1. Johnny Anderson says:

      I second THAT motion

  61. Captain Wizard says:

    The good thing is, you can get all excited in the strip club then go across the street and have TSA grope you.

  62. Bob in Texas says:

    Ricks has another establishment in Fort Worth just off I-30 – serves GREAT steaks, and the eye candy isn’t bad either.

    You people need to get a life – guess what, its LEGAL!

  63. Deezo says:

    Awesome! It could actually help divert, no pun intended, any terrorists from the airport. Which TSA wouldn’t detect anyway.

  64. Quitwhinning says:

    I say their creating JOBS and we should be proud they are. How knows how many beartiful ladies need a job and don’t forget the other workers. Not to mention the tax $$$$ that will be coming to the county and state.

  65. Airporttanda says:

    I guess the Airport is jealous because it didn’t have the idea first. I think a little strip bar at the airport would be good business.

  66. Awshutdup says:

    The Airport Board and American says “this will pose a hazard to air travelers”. What a stupid statement by a bunch of old men who probably stop on the way home for a little drink and see see. This business has nothing to do with the Airport, so just shut up……………

  67. CHINO fr. Dallas says:

    Keep up the negativity guys this is GREAT for Rick’s promotion’s !!!!!!!! GO RICK’S

    OPEN,OPEN,OPEN….

  68. Mark Carlton says:

    I strongly suspect that Rick’s Cabaret would be a much better neighbor than a noisy, stinky, traffic-snarled, fed-infested airport.

  69. Tom Bean in Seattle says:

    The feds shut down Rick’s in Seattle and nailed the owners with federal charges for racketeering, facillitation of prostitution, money laundering and mail fraud. It will be just a matter of time before the feds gather enough evidence to bring similar charges against the owners of this new Rick’s club.

    MORE: Feds say prostitution rampant at strip clubs –
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004453793_search03m.html
    .

    1. Get Over It says:

      First, that article dated was back in 2008.Three year old news is not news. Second, not the same Rick’s. Good job on your obsolete news research though. Commendable really.

  70. Texan4Life says:

    I think the TSA should be replace by strippers.

  71. Dale "Big Tex" Connors says:

    Who cares. Most of the chicks in Dallas look like strippers anyways. So no matter what you are going to be seeing strippers. At least at Ricks you KNOW they are strippers.

  72. DJohns says:

    Um…..well, I live in Irving and I know where this is. It is NOT at the airport. It is actually behind the 183 & 360 interchange and is really not easy to see. Not that I think it should be there, but lets get the yellow press correct. It is not “at the airport”. I think, as usual, everyone is getting all bent out of shape without knowing the facts. The city of Ft. Worth should have denied the permit, not because of where it is, but because of what it is. But I guess in our new age of anything goes……well….

    1. D.E. says:

      I work in Centerport (the commercial area this new club is at) and DJohns is correct, it is a “Blink and you miss it” kind of place. And really, isn’t an industrial/warehouse area a much better location then close to your home, church or children’s school? These are legal businesses and like them or hate them, they have a legal right to exsist.

  73. Patrick Armstrong says:

    The American CEO,officers and executives don’t want to caught there thats all…

  74. Texan in Minnesota says:

    gives “layover” a whole new meaning….
    This is a non-issue. APPROVED

  75. Patrick Armstrong says:

    They are afraid of Passengers recognizing all the uniforms in there.

  76. Dave says:

    “Concerns over the club include that having a liquor license will cause a spike in alcohol-related crimes and traffic accidents.”

    If they are so concerned about alcohol-related stuff, then they should start by revoking all liqour licenses INSIDE THE PRECIOUS AIRPORT as well as on all flights. (Oh, sorry, that might cut into profits… darn the competition.)

  77. tadchem says:

    The TSA doesn’t like the competition…

  78. Patrick Armstrong says:

    I think it would be a good way for the American Airlines
    employees to suppliment their meager incomes, Seeing as how
    they gave up so much in wage and benefits consessions.

    Shame on you American Airlines !!!

  79. Patrick Armstrong says:

    I think American Airlines is mad because they are used to
    doing whatever they want at DFW.
    The idea of someone NOT abiding by their demands or definition
    of acceptability is more than their crooked little corporate minds can handle.
    This kind of press exposes that. What a waste of time, money and effort.
    American is used to getting their way thats all.

  80. Patrick Armstrong says:

    Just another example of the waste of money and time
    American Airlines blames on labor costs.

  81. Jeff says:

    “upscale gentlemen’s club” is an oxymoron.

  82. longcut says:

    Now I have a reason to fly to DFW. Way to go, Rick’s.

  83. Patrick Armstrong says:

    They just want a cut of the profits !!!
    I’m sure they will build their own right next door to drive them out of business.

  84. Patrick Armstrong says:

    I’m suprised they don’t blame this on Southwest !!!

  85. Ludwig von Mises says:

    Awesome!! I’m totally going when it opens!! Thats like 2 minutes from my house. And to the person who said its probably the tea-party folks who are against this: Have you read any of the replies on here?? Its the libertarians and free-market conservatives (ie: tea-party types) that are DEFENDING this.

  86. Matt says:

    Sounds great. You can get warmed up at the club, than let TSA finish you off.

  87. jack.watson says:

    They should put one in Terminal D!

  88. jason says:

    As a gay man, I find this strip club offensive. It’s an affront to my sexuality. The women who perform there are very poor examples of womanhood. Get a life, ladies.

    I would have no hesitation in shutting down Rick’s Cabaret and any other establishment that promotes the sleazy straight guy fantasy.

    1. Rob Johnson says:

      Jason, don’t gay men have enough enemies in this life without you trying to make more!🙂

    2. Rob Johnson says:

      However its fun to see you and the Christians who hate both uf us on the same team🙂

      1. Christian Patriot says:

        We’re all on the same team. Some just aren’t playing to the best of their abilities. And, ALL of us fail in some way or another. You haven’t lost until you quit trying

      2. Christian Patriot says:

        By the way, I don’t consider either of you an enemy. I consider the being that has suckered you an enemy, and I hope you recognize that. I don’t hate either of you.

  89. RobertMD900 says:

    The proposed signage exceeds the height limits established by the DFW airport authority in conjunction with the Council of Governments years ago. It is too high to be under an approach.

  90. edwardo says:

    how can they! this is where Anna Nicohle got her start, trying to keep young women down and from gaining a fair living, and get off welfare.

  91. Greed rules says:

    What a country! Even Idiots like Christan Patriot can spew their 15th century veiws.

  92. Aunt Bee says:

    “Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.”
    – George Burns

    http://911essentials.com

  93. Marty says:

    If they really wanted it shut down, all they have to do is get a couple Muslims to say that it offends them. It’ll never open.

  94. beebee says:

    Cool! If you dont care for this sort of thing then dont go!!!!!!!! Grow some stones and mind your own business instead of every body elses…….

  95. Aunt Bee says:

    “When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before.”

    – Mae West

  96. Phoenix says:

    Rick’s Caberet is a client Whitley’s accounting firm, Whitley Penn LLP! thats no way to talk about one of your clients Glenn.

  97. Wayne Canant says:

    DFW is ground ZERO! The club is needed for all those that understand the law of the harvest which states; SEED – TIME – HARVEST. Said another way, we reap what we sow more often than sown and more abundantly than sown.

    U.S.A. planted two A bombs back in 1944/45 and from the looks of things, IT IS ALMOST HARVEST TIME! Dallas Ft Worth metro plex is the primary source of military supplies. And DFW was built with blood money. Viet Nam Vets

    1. Patrick Armstrong says:

      Sounds a little psycho to me…
      Does anyone else think Homeland Security should on check this guy ???

      1. geobob says:

        Do they check out all idiots? Don’t we all have the right to be as stupid as we want? Please; have you ever been to California?

  98. Patrick Armstrong says:

    Hey Wayne, Your starting to sound like one of those extremist, gun toting, Tim Mcveigh types.
    Does anyone else think maybe the DFW DPS, FBI, Homeland Security or someone should check this guy out !!

  99. Chuck says:

    Looking only, at the strip club.

    The groping will be done at the airport, by TSA.

    Don’t get the two confused.

  100. Linda-Nicole says:

    Mosque at ground zero
    Why not a Strip club at DFW?

    In fact why not a gay strip club next to the Mosque?

  101. Khan says:

    If they would show a map of where Rick’s is in relation to the airport, you can see its nowhere near airport property, you would have to drive out of the airport and onto another highway, then onto a service road, to get to it. And you can’t see it from 183 unless your specifically looking for it. I’d be more afraid of the pilots and passengers drinking in the terminal restaurants than i would be of them going to Rick’s. All this reporting is doing is giving tons of free national advertising to Rick’s, so thanks alot Tarrant County for directing people to a new strip bar.

  102. Fecal McStool says:

    I like to talk about stool.

  103. Diane Emmerich says:

    What’s the problem??? At least going to the strip club is voluntary and contributes to the economy…better than the rape grope by the tax dollar wasting TSA.

  104. Chinaz says:

    Strip club? You sure it isn’t a new TSA office setting up?

  105. Olrik says:

    oh, I was hoping it would be right IN the airport terminal…

  106. Jared says:

    I bet they do great business!

  107. ExMislTech says:

    A woman’s body is evil, but 700+ bases in 130+ countries to kill ppl
    and subvert their governments is good for business, and jesus approved.

    Our morals are so ass backwards its laughable.

    1. Milo says:

      What, ExMisTech, I thought God created women. I like to admire God’s creations.

    2. geobub says:

      as an ex MT myself, i find that ironic.

  108. Milo says:

    New Rule: Arrive at DFW 6 hours before flight.

  109. geobob says:

    They should have the girls dancing in one of those body scanners, with a live feed on the big screen.

  110. lem in Texas says:

    Yes eduardo, Anna Nicole got her start in one of these establishments and look at what happened to her!

  111. JC says:

    eh whats the big deal there is one right down the street from LAX and another about a block away if they make their money and pay their taxes who cares. You don’t like it don’t go simple as that quit trying to boss what they can and cannot do.

  112. AN says:

    Senator Mike Doherty (R-23) has an on-line petition

    “Stop Invasive TSA Screening”

    Google Mike Doherty petition to read/sign it.

  113. Texas Tom says:

    I’d suggest all those men here who are proud of their support for their patronage and defense of the nude arts to seek a second opinion from your moms, grandmothers, grandfathers, and children. Many here boast of their “love of their Texas heritage”. Go ask your Gramma before she sets out your next Thanksgiving dinner to endorse your activities. I venture to guess that more than 75% will get a wood mixing spoon on you backside. I believe America is / was a great nation because we have moral standards. These standards are basically gone. The sixties opened the door and since then all restraint has gone. There is cause and effect. Sin feels good for a season, but there is a consequence.

  114. roger says:

    “Live Nudes” next to LAX. Got winked at once there in a most unusual way.

  115. Chaz54 says:

    I dont partake nor have ever…that is my story and I am sticking to it, BUT folks, who really cares? This is like ‘the olest profession in the world’…it is between consenting adults. Get over it and worry about taxes, illegal immigration and government spending!

  116. Pete says:

    It would be nice if they would build something for gay men travelers on the prowl; I think this is discriminatory. How about a bath house with some cowboys?

  117. QinZirO says:

    Greetings for admin

  118. Schmutzy says:

    They are just “Stimulating” the local economy! It’s what Obama wanted. I wonder when my next trip throught DFW is, I may have to schedule a layover.

  119. Andy White says:

    At Rick’s all TSA employees get grope rates!

  120. Meli labrador says:

    American complains about Rick’s Cabaret , while promoting it’s own 5@5 – inflight happy hour! talk about hypocrites!!! I”d rather have a drunk on the ground you can toss out, than a drunk locked in a plane!. Shame on American Airlines! SHAME!

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