1980s nightclub owner looks forward to reopening after lockdown

Suffolk nightclub owner Anthony Blair
Suffolk nightclub owner Anthony Blair (Photo: ITV News)

The owner of top Suffolk night spot Club Tropicana has told ITV news he can’t wait to reopen again after lockdown.

Mr Anthony Blair, 74, said the COVID restrictions had played havoc with the nightclub industry, but at least he looked forward to throwing open his doors once more on June 21.

Club Tropicana, which offers intimate dances from lovely ladies, is based near the Waterfront in Ipswich and is famous all over town as a sweaty paradise. It was officially opened by Prince Andrew back in 1983.

“All my girls have been on furlough since April of last year,” Mr Blair, famous for his 1980s mullet, told the news channel.

“But I have been busy working behind the scenes; the velvet couches, in particular, needed a good scrub.

“Some local people are a bit snooty about Club Tropicana, but we have rave reviews on Strip Advisor.”

One of Club Tropicana’s so-called “hosts”, Lorraine Fisher, 34-34-34. said: “I’ve been keeping fit as a fiddle and can’t wait to get back to work.

“Lockdown has been hard, but I have been keeping up my fitness levels by practising my pole dancing on the lamppost outside the front door.

“The neighbours were a little surprised but seemed happy.”

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