The Famed Playboy Club Is Back
The famous Playboy Club will open its doors once again in New York City, along with the scantily clad woman dressed as bunnies.
On Tuesday, UPROXX reported that the Playboy will build a club in Manhattan and it will be ready for business later this year. The nightclubs became a staple of the company with its founder and creator Hugh Hefner opening the first club in Chicago in 1960 followed by one in NYC in 1962. The New York club lasted for over 20 years before it closed its doors in 1986. (RELATED: Playboy Magazine Newsstand Sales Soar Without The Nudes)
The specialty club will reportedly feature a full-service dinning room, along with a lounge and game room. Women, who dress as Playboy bunnies, will serve as hostesses, waitresses and cocktail servers. (RELATED: Good News! The Famed Playboy Mansion Is Back On The Market)
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the Playboy Club back to New York City for the first time in more than 30 years,” said David Laris. “The Playboy Club is the perfect addition to the distinctive features we are creating for our guests as part of the Cachet Boutique New York experience.”
In October, Hefner’s son, Cooper Hefner, took over duties of monthly chief creative officer at the company and made it clear he wanted to return it to its glory days. Some reports said that would mean a return to the nudes in the magazines after Playboy changed its policy last spring that it would no longer include nude photographs of women.
Hefner would not answer if he plans to bring back the nude pictures to the iconic magazine, and he only said in a statement that “big” things were planned for 2017.
“Some aspects of the brand won’t alter, as there have been a number of successful creative and business pivots over the last few years that are worthy of celebration,” Hefner said through a spokesperson. “However, as we close in on our 64th year as an organization, I can assure you certain aspects of our formula will change. We are currently implementing a creative strategy for the brand moving forward.”
“Let’s just say, 2017 will be a big year for our rabbit.”