Sin City adult entertainment bar planned for Taupo
ROBERT STEVEN / STUFF
Toni Cordon and Kim Thompson hope to create Sin City, a new adult entertainment bar in Taupō.
A new adult entertainment bar is hoping to make hay for Taupō’s many nighttime visitors.
Sin City co-owners Kim Thompson and Toni Cordon hope to open Tuwharetoa St bar in October.
“We believe there is a gap in the market,” said Thompson.
“None of the other bars cater specifically to these bachelorette parties.”
“I hope that with two women in control it will be nice and classy. And it will be a place where women and men want to come.”
Bar staff and dancers will wear lingerie in the main bar, but nude dances will be offered in the side rooms, Thompson said.
“We will have daughters from all over New Zealand – Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, Napier and Hamilton. One of our dancers is from Melbourne.”
The pair choose to make Sin City an R-20 location and pay a $ 20 gate fee.
The venue occupies the former premises of the SALT cocktail bar, between Finn McCuhal’s Irish pub and the Dbar.
Sin City will not offer prostitution – only entertainment, Cordon said.
Cordon is a co-owner of neighboring Irish pub Finn McCuhal’s, while Thomson has worked in the adult entertainment industry for almost 20 years. She moved to Taupo de Tauranga.
Thompson said she would have male performers
“We will eventually have a girls ‘night out here and we have male performers ready for girls’ nights.”
The couple have applied for a liquor license and it is pending. No other license is required.
Cordon said she had expected there to be opposition, but so far had none.
“Everyone has been so supportive.”
Cordon said she hopes Sin City will increase Taupō’s appeal to groups looking for a wild weekend.
“Some nights you can have five or six different bachelorette parties coming into town, over to the Finns.” They tend to have money to spend, and they go rafting, bungee, mini golf – as well as accommodations, restaurants and cafes, “she said.
“We saw this opportunity and decided to do it together.”
The couple hope to open the bar in October, once the renovations are complete.
“This opening weekend we will have a fire-breathing girl, as well as a neon hula hooper. We will also have a pole dance champion,” said Thompson.