Strip Club Near DFW Airport Now Open

DFW AIRPORT (CBSDFW.COM/KRLD) – An all-nude strip club right outside Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is set to open this evening, this despite protests from neighbors and city leaders.

Tarrant County leaders and American Airlines officials tried to stop the opening of Rick’s Cabaret by protesting the liquor license, but it didn’t work.

Rick’s opened Thursday evening without the license and without restrictions, meaning its BYOB and all-nude.

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley opposes the opening of the club and says having a strip club right at the airport exit is not only bad for other businesses around it, but he also doesn’t want Rick’s to be the first thing people see as they come out of DFW Airport. “The thought was is, if by chance we can keep their liquor license away there won’t be near as much profit.”

Speaking with KRLD NewsRadio 1080, Rick’s CEO Eric Langdon said, “I think they really thought they were gonna stop the business from opening, and didn’t realize that the liquor permit actually has nothing to do with the right to open and operate a sexually oriented business here.”

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) spokeswoman Carolyn Beck says there will be less over-sight all the way around. “Peace officers can’t go into the location unless they have permission or a search warrant or probable cause.”

Langdon says they are not looking to run a seedy joint, in fact they hope to do just the opposite. “We’re publicly traded on the NASDAQ,” he explained. “They’re the third busiest airport. We just really wanted to have good access and visibility for our brand before the Super Bowl.”

TABC officials say the hearing concerning the liquor license application is set for March and they are asking for a one-month continuance until April.

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  • chuckz

    Yah Hooo! Thursday night party!! Bring your 12 pack and dollar bills.

  • Sonny

    The problem is other people trying to run everyone else’s lives. Mind your won damn business. If you don’t like these kind of places then don’t go in them. It’s really that simple! But who are you tell someone else they can’t goin there? We have a Constitution to protect us from people like that to include religious leaders, judges, and community leaders. Plus look at all those types of people who put down places like that but yet, they are out womanizing and committing adultery! They are bigger SINNERS than the guys that go in there!

  • Bill Kirkley

    Gosh I’m 70 years old an do not drink. Can I get a soft drink or glas of tea/coffee and just look at the young girls?

  • RussP

    Maybe all these upset city “leaders” should have been paying attention and opposed this place when it was applying for its building permits instead of waiting until it was built and ready to open.

  • Rick

    Great… Stay classy Dallas….

  • Judy

    I’m with RussP on this one. Why is everyone acting like it’s a big surprise.? Someone approved the permits to build the place.

    • les

      put a steeple and a cross on it and have sunday worship there . i bet there would be an overflow of attendance.

  • wallstreet

    You know you can buy stock in Rick’s Cabaret. It is around $8 a share. They did well in 2008 and 2009 and should report good earnings in 2010. There is an employee stock plan. Employees get a 15% discount in company ownership.

    It would be more fun to buy stock in Rick (instead of American Airlines) and watch your “assets” grow, if you know what I mean.

    I like to think the stock holder meetings are outrageous.

  • ********

    i am going for a meetting near there you know some of my guy and i are going to party there its close and i will like to party at nude clubs
    good for me

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