Blaming a bad local economy and, yes, Ballpark Village, the popular Metro East adult club Roxy's has slashed its hours.
Michael Ocello, president of VCG Holdings, which owns Roxy’s and several other clubs in Illinois, says the “iconic” strip club is now operating under a new “summer schedule,” with doors opening at 7 p.m. instead of noon and the club closed entirely on Sundays and Mondays. Previously, Roxy's had been open seven days a week.He lists a few things as playing a part in this scaled-back schedule, citing for example, “a less than rockin’ economy in St. Louis.” Echoing the words of bars in St. Louis, Ocello says that “Ballpark Village has been a factor” over the past few years, as groups have stayed Downtown instead of venturing east. The summer season, he adds, “is generally a down time in our business.”
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