Rick's Cabaret Celebrates First Birthday of 'Club Onyx,' Its Booming Upscale Urban Gentlemen's Club in Houston
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2005--Rick's Cabaret
International, Inc. [RICK:NASDAQ]
celebrates the first anniversary of Club Onyx, the popular upscale
urban gentlemen's club in the Galleria section of Houston. The gala
events June 3-5 will include visits by hip-hop and r & b artists,
professional football and basketball players and celebrity feature
dancers such as Tasty (of 50 Cent and Tony Yayo videos and King
and XXL magazine fame).
club, which has been operating at near capacity since it opened
last June 10th, caters to urban businessmen, lawyers, doctors and
professional athletes. The club is located at 3113 Bering Drive
The first anniversary weekend will feature door prizes, free admission
and $2 drinks from 7-9 pm on Friday and Saturday, free curbside
car washes by girls wearing bikinis plus a free customer appreciation
barbeque on Sunday evening (6-11 pm).
"We continue to attract an A-list clientele of gentlemen from every
sport and every profession, so this is our chance to say thanks
for a fabulous first year," said Eric Langan, CEO of Rick's Cabaret,
a publicly traded company that operates the upscale Rick's Cabaret
clubs in Houston, Minneapolis, Charlotte and at a soon-to-open midtown
location in New York City.
Club Onyx opened June 10th at the newly remodeled 12,800 square
foot site of the original Rick's Cabaret nightclub after the company's
management decided to take its highly successful upscale gentlemen's
format into one of the fastest growing but underserved demographic
segments - the universe of highly successful and increasingly affluent
Since the 1980s Rick's Cabarets have enjoyed a reputation for offering
high quality entertainment for gentlemen at upscale nightclubs,
featuring beautiful women and fine restaurant service. Anna Nicole
Smith met her wealthy husband while dancing at Rick's Cabaret in
Houston. Thirteen performers from Rick's have become Penthouse Pets
(three have been named Pet of the Year) while three have become
Playboy Playmates. Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. went public
in 1995. Mr. Langan joined the company in 1998 and has led it since
1999. He has steadily expanded Rick's operations, adding new club
formats and growing revenues and profit.
Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. (RICK:NASDAQ,
owns and operates upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen
and professionals that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant
and bar operations. The company owns, operates or licenses adult
nightclubs in New York City, New Orleans, Houston, Minneapolis and
other cities under the names "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC," "Club Onyx"
and "Hummers." No sexual contact is permitted at any of these locations.
Rick's Cabaret also owns an adult Internet membership Web site,
a network of nine online auction sites for adult products under
the flagship URL naughtybids.com.
Rick's Cabaret common stock is traded on the NASDAQ SmallCap market
under the symbol RICK. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allan Priaulx, 212-338-0050,