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Strip club shut down over coronavirus now has dancers delivering food. Owner calls new venture 'Boober Eats.'

Another strip club is offering drive-thru peep shows

Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images

TheBlaze last week reported that sex workers in a couple of European cities are finding it difficult to make ends meets since brothels have been shut down over the coronavirus pandemic.

But here in the United States, some strip clubs are, er, innovating in the face of the sudden restrictions.

Lucky Devil Lounge

The Lucky Devil Lounge in Portland had to close its doors last week, but like many other states' directives, Oregon's business closure still lets establishments do takeout and deliver food.

So with his primary customer draw shut down, lounge owner Shon Boulden created a brand-new business, the Oregonian reported: Boober Eats.

In short, patrons pay scantily clad strippers to deliver hot food to their homes, the paper said.

The Oregonian reported that the name of the delivery service started as a joke Boulden posted on social media — but when people started seriously asking about orders, the lounge owner saw an opening.

Boulden has about 80 dancers between the Lucky Devil Lounge and another club, Devil's Point, the paper said.

"They're all like, 'Hey, what do we do?' I said, 'Let me figure something out,' and this is my solution," he recounted to the Oregonian, adding that he bought out one local store's stock of pasties for the new venture and is providing masks, disposable gloves, and sanitizing wipes.

Boulden also told the paper he's trying to employ as many people as possible during the coronavirus shutdown — which means kitchen workers are cooking orders, bartenders are working the phones and maintaining social media, and security guards are driving dancers to deliveries and walking them to front doors.

The no-touching-strippers rule still applies with Boober Eats, the paper added.

About 25 dancers have started taking on the delivery service, the Oregonian said, adding that many of them have gone from making several hundred dollars a night to earning close to minimum wage.

"Losing this job is devastating," Boober Eats stripper Kiki told the paper. "For the majority of us, it's been an almost complete loss of income. I'm here supporting my community and trying to keep maintaining an income flow as best as we can."

Strippers are considered independent contractors rather than employees, the Oregonian said, adding that it means they typically aren't eligible for unemployment benefits.

"It became very real when all this happened," stripper Olivia told the paper. "Dancers work for tips and tips only."

Little Darlings

Little Darlings strip club in Las Vegas was slated to begin drive-through strip shows Saturday in an effort to keep the business running during the coronavirus shutdown, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

"We're going to offer drive-up window strip shows," Ryan Carlson, Little Darlings' director of operations, told the paper. "Guests can drive up to the front door, and we're going to have dancers separate by the 6-foot separation rule and they can enjoy a totally nude show right from the seat of their car."

A 10-minute show will run a patrons $100 — and tips are encouraged, the Review-Journal noted.

"As funny as it sounds, Little Darlings has been around for 30 years, and we pretty much sell out almost every night of the week," Carlson added to the paper. "It probably won't be any busier than normal because, as I said, we kind of reach capacity every night anyway."

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(H/T: Blue Lives Matter)

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