Lap dance club sparks fury with controversial new plan to pull in more punters

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    A lap dance club has sparked outrage with plans to make the most of a boom in racy entertainment.

    Cleopatra's Lounge boasts being the "home of lap dancing in Huddersfield" with 'talented girls and the best-stocked bar in town'.

    The venue has enraged residents of the West Yorkshire town by applying for a licence that would allow it to keep its doors open for punters until 6am every day of the year.

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    One reader of YorkshireLive's coverage of the news asked on Facebook: "What kind of custom are you thinking of? Plastic cut out gangsters… I guess this totally cheapens Huddersfield and women, totally depressing, hitting an all time low as per."

    Jason Armitage, who owns Cleopatra’s at Kirkgate, wants permission to extend its hours to have people flocking through its doors for a raunchy dance in the early hours of the morning, 365 days a year.

    The venue is currently closed on Mondays and anyone who wants to keep it that way had until today (February 8) to make a stand.

    One person who will back the move if it brings additional footfall to Huddersfield is Cllr Bernard McGuin.

    Mr McGuin said: “I am not on this committee and have no great feelings on this subject suffice to say that if it will help entice customers into Huddersfield town centre then I am all in favour of it.”

    Not everyone has been quite so supportive of the application.

    One Facebook user joked: "It will only go tits up."

    "How awful," wrote another. Someone else commented: "Sad people."

    An Anchorman fan commented: "Stay classy Huddersfield and repent!"

    Yet one person saw a secondary benefit to the idea. "Well it gets you out of the cold," they said.

    Previously, it was reported that Cleopatra’s Lounge was inviting couples who wish to “explore together” to spend their Valentine’s Night at the venue. Table reservations cost £30 with couples also receiving a bottle of Prosecco for the table.

    The most recent review of the venue on Google was left just three weeks ago, and it's fair to say was glowing.

    "The dancer, Astrid, was an absolute delight to talk to and a wonderful woman to just vibe with," the compliments continued. "Lovely personality and attitude, 10 out of 10 for her, interesting and gorgeous.

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    "Totally would come again, fiancé permitting!"

    Feminist Killjoy-Huddersfield has been vocal on social media in encourage people to oppose the application, citing violence and the venue's location in a family shopping area as just some of the reasons to do so.

    The Daily Star has approached Cleopatra's Lounge for comment.


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