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Z Bone's Headline Nudes For 2000
How can I even pretend to be a real e-zine without a page for headlines!? This section will contain newsworthy events related to the strip club business, especially as it pertains to Los Angeles. Events covered by the traditional media will still be in the Media Bites section. This section will be reported by myself and other reporters for Z Bone.

Well, here you go and here we go. One step closer to being just another boring e-zine. Yeah, right!

Rhino Charges and Goes to England!
April 15, 2000

The Spearmint Rhino chain expands further by having their grand opening of their downtown Los Angeles club in May 2000.

In further Rhino news, the chain has opened an adult "superstore" in the City of Industry at 15429 E. Valley Blvd. This will allow the City of Industry Spearmint Rhino to close the bookstore section and expand the club section. This renovation is currently in the works.

In related Rhino news, Spearmint Rhino announces that it has opened a club in London England at 161 Tottenham Court Rd. and another soon to open in Birmingham. The Rhino corporation has acquired Cherokee Leisure, Ltd (a publicly traded company in the UK), in a "reverse merger". This aquisision allows the Rhino corporation to take over Cherokee's Birmingham facility which is a 3 story free standing 10,000 square feet facility and open it as an adult cabaret.


Deja Vu Opens in Westminster
February 17, 2000

The Deja Vu chain has bought the old Scamps and has opened their doors as of February 15. This location was recently bought by the owner of Club 215 from Scamps in a bidding war between several clubs, including Deja Vu. Although the sign outside still reads "Scamps", Deja Vu got the final word since it appears that they are going to continue to operate this club as a topless with alcohol club.

Currently, the dancers are doing 3 song sets since it is still slow before they popularize this new club with their dancers from other branches. Currently, chair dances are only $15 each, which makes it one of the cheapest at any Deja Vu branch.


Downtown Spearmint Rhino Burns
January 9, 2000

The downtown branch of the Spearmint Rhino chain was damaged by arson on Sunday, January 9th, according to inside sources. Although the inside of the building was heavily damaged, there was no damage to the structure of the building or the outside.

John Gray, the owner of Spearmint Rhino had indicated earlier that the club would open in the February/March 2000 time frame and that the inside of the club was already basically finished and awaiting permit approvals and inspections. According to inside sources, fire will not delay the club opening. The construction crew has been told to work as fast as possible to rebuild the inside of the club, to keep with their original schedule. The chain has already spend approximately $1M on this particular club, which has already received their certificate of occupancy and is currently awaiting the final OK with the city.


Illusions Becomes Benjamins
January 5, 2000

Illusions has been bought and is now under new ownership with a name change to "Benjamins Gentlemen's Club". The new owners of Benjamins GC have completely remodeled the club and reports are that the new club and owners have good potential to turn this place around.

Benjamins Gentlemen's Club
12121 E. Valley Blvd., El Monte
(626) 444-8119


Spearmint Rhino Joins with Hustler Publishing
January 1, 2000

John Gray, President of Spearmint Rhino, has announced that Spearmint Rhino has signed an agreement with Hustler Publishing to open upscale gentlemen's clubs throughout the world using the Hustler name brand to be called "Hustler Magazine Gentlemen's Clubs."

According to Gray, the agreement between Rhino and Hustler provides that Hustler may not be involved with any other cabaret operations and provides full control to Spearmint Rhino. Spearmint Rhino will continue to open new Rhino clubs as well as Hustler clubs. The first Hustler club may open in New York or London, England in the near future. Locations are currently being scouted by John Gray and his associates.

A highly placed source from Hustler Publishing (LFP) confirms this joining of forces with Spearmint Rhino but did not comment further on this deal.


Mr. J's Remodels
January 1, 2000

By OC_Rob

In the summer of 1999, Mr J's remodeled the "big" room that was previously used for weekday lunch and the weekend male review shows to accommodate the girls topless shows. A new stage has been built along with a rearranging of the booths to better see the stage. The new stage is about 4 times larger then the old one. About 25 chairs are placed around it as opposed to only 8 or chairs that can fit around the stage in the small room.

The male review will continue as in the past on Friday and Saturday nights as before. The only difference is they will be on the older, smaller stage in the "Showroom".


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