Glen Bernardi, the man responsible for taking Sapphire (333 E 60th St.) from Las Vegas to Manhattan, wants to open a massive strip club in Hell's Kitchen. Esquire NYC Gentlemen's Club will open at 622 West 47th Street; it will be five stories high and hold 480 people.
Bernadi also plans to make it slightly classier than your typical strip club. "The location will be very upscale. That's where they get the name," his attorney, Bruno Gioffre, explained to Community Board 4 at a Wednesday night meeting. Gioffre added that Esquire will further differ from other strip clubs in that it will not have a lineup, it won't advertise via paper fliers, nor will it have a velvet rope.
Esquire will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 4 a.m.
RELATED: The 50 Best Strip Clubs in America