When I visit family in the Catskills, I drive past this crazy building on Route 28. It used to be a dollhouse furniture store. I visited it once when I was little to check out all the cases of tiny dressers and dishes. But now it’s just an empty, windowless, decrepit castle with DOLL HOUSE emblazoned on the front.
A friend and I once spent an entire car trip deciding what kind of bar we would start there if we owned it.
Our plan: a co-ed and fantasy-based strip club. And not sci-fi fantasy, but real fantasy. Instead of just Catholic School Girls and Naked Ladies, the strippers would be hot approximations of Taylor Lautner, Lloyd Dobler, Tina Fey, Jose Reyes, Giulietta Masina from Nights of Cabiria, Paul Rudd, Iggy Pop, Taylor Swift in the “You Belong With Me” Video and a rotating cast of other heartthrobs, all of whom would be in character, and super flirty with everyone in the bar. There would be cheap drinks and maybe Scrabble. It would be PG-13 rather than X, but far more of a turn-on than a romantic comedy. Investment opportunity, anyone?