Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray announced today that “Al’s Diamond Cabaret: Lancaster” is coming to the former Hess’s store at the corner of Orange and Queen Sts. The building, which has been vacant for over 6 years, was the former home of Bulova Technologies. Most recently, the city had planned to take the building by eminent domain if the owner could not come up with an agreement with the lien holder, Susquehanna Bank. “This was the perfect time to work out a purchase agreement” said Albert P. Diamond, CEO of Al’s Diamond Cabaret of Reading.
Citing the relatively young, diverse population of the City of Lancaster, and a complete dearth of gentleman’s clubs in the county, Diamond believes the new club will be a big hit. Diamond plans on promoting “exotic” Lancaster women who hail from Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and Bhutan, among other places. “Men from Gap, Kinzers, and even Columbia will be thrilled to visit the new club; the girls will be fully nude and very friendly. We will be like Club Goodtimes on acid.”
Terms of the purchase agreement were not available, but the renovations are expected to be in the “several million dollar range” according to Diamond. A grand opening date has not been announced, but auditions will be held at the Hotel Lancaster in November. Per Liquor Control Board rules, the club will be B.Y.O.B.