Thursday, December 11, 2008

Strip clubs offer half off deal due to bad economy

DETROIT -- How bad are things around the Motor City? So bad that even Jon Jon's Cabaret is offering half-off deals.

The topless club in the suburb of Warren -- where General Motors and Chrysler employ upwards of 20,000 people -- cut the cost of a table dance in half, from $20 to $10, in mid-November. The dancer gets all the money plus any tips, while food and drinks generate the club's income, general manager Kelly Sander said Tuesday.

Jon Jon's has lowered prices on drinks, but business is still down 50 percent from a year ago, Sander said. She now opens the club at 6 p.m. instead of 11 a.m.