A trip to the strip club is rarely a sober experience. But one health-minded entrepreneur is looking to change that with a chain of all-nude juice bars.
KETV reports that Shane Harrington wants to open three combination strip club-juice bars (take that, combination Pizza Hut-Taco Bell) along Nebraska's Interstate 80. Harrington has plenty of experience in one aspect of his proposed business -- he's helped promote adult entertainment stars like Mellisa Midwest and has, by his own admission, worked on "thousands" of photo shoots. But the juice bar part is a bit of a curveball. Apparently it's part of his larger scheme to have an alcohol- and drug-free strip club empire. Yet his holistic designs aren't going over well with some locals. And no, they're not rabid whiskey lovers. They're church leaders.
People like Reverend Andrew Ratcliffe have condemned Harrington in the press and driven crowds to county planning and zoning board meetings to voice their dissent. But Harrington remains convinced his business will be a hit. He's currently working on buying property in Hall County for the maiden strip juice bar, which will presumably feature at least seven filthy vegetable puns.
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and has no doubt that people will bring in flasks to spike their smoothies. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.