I am in the preliminary stages of opening a new high end gentlemanís club outside of Indianapolis, IN.
My personal background is in club management, be it nightclubs, bars, restaurants and more recently country clubs. I have had associates over the years that were in the adult club industry in addition to my time as a patron so I do not feel as though I am naive in how I am approaching this venture.
I want to create a club that can rival Las Vegas, NY, and the many in FL that are all so well reviewed.
My plan is a steakhouse/gentlemanís club similar to that of Treasures in Vegas. Throughout my management career I have put together numerous business plans, however this one is different.
I want a facility that offers valet parking for my guests and numerous perks for my dancers to include tanning packages, salon and nail allowances, and also a clothing allowance. My initial research has shown that clubs that offer similar packages to their dancers have a payout of 25-30% and cover charges of $10-$20.
I suppose this is where my lack of direct experience comes into play. How do I find a good balance for my market with regards to door, payout % and so forth? I have visited the only other two establishments within my immediate area, however, they are both extremely small and are not close to the level of service and atmosphere in which I hope to generate. Also, an opinion on what sqft might be best would also be of help as I shop for a location.
I apologize for not going into much detail but seeing as how I am not open yet I believe that I need to protect the details of my venture as much as possible.
Thank you for any assistance that you might be able to provide, it is appreciated.