A strip club in Portland, Oregon, Lucky Devil Lounge has found a new way to stay afloat and make money during the coronavirus pandemic by
transforming itself into Lucky Devil Eats, which has dancers deliver food, and Food 2 Go-Go, a drive-up service where takeout orders come with an in-car experience that includes performances, music and lights under canopies.
After closing in March understay-at-home orders, owner Shon Boulden decided on 17 March to transform the business and overnight, Lucky Devil put about a dozen of its employees back to work but they wear masks and gloves and get their temperatures taken each day they’re at work.
The operation evolved to include takeout, with dancers entertaining customers as they drive – slowly – through the lounge’s disco-lit car park before getting their food to go.
“There’s no nudity,” Mr Boulden said. “We wanted people to be able to take photos and videos and share this story on their Stories, too, because it’s just going to be a fun thing.”
Lucky Devil is ineligible for federal coronavirus relief because it’s an adult business, he said, but he found a way to keep it going.