Wednesday, March 10, 2010 | 7:30 p.m.
She’s big. She’s busty. She’s Sin City Sindy, and she’s all ours, as soon as Stripper Bar opens inside the Miracle Mile Shops on or even before March 24. The fiberglass and sculpted-foam statue—over 25 feet tall from her ginger locks down to her over-the-knee red platform boots—will preside over the entrance to the bar that has historically served as a meeting spot for the adjacent V Theater’s Stripper 101 classes.
“She’s going to be a big Vegas icon,” says V Theater and Stripper Bar owner David Saxe, quite possibly intending the pun. “I can’t wait to see her in movies.” Sindy will join Vegas’ existing cast of oversized characters just prior to the opening.
Now as enhanced as its sexy, towering sentry, the tiny corner Stripper Bar will continue to dole out liquid courage to ladies attending the increasingly popular stripper class, though Sindy’s crotch-cam (which will literally catch you peeking up Sindy’s pleated skirt as you pass between her legs to reach the bar) might very well steal the show.
About the size of a Manhattan studio apartment, Stripper Bar was nearly leased out to a tenant to attract attention to the otherwise forgettable walk-up frozen-blended cocktail bar. “I thought, I’ve got to do something crazy,” Saxe says, “but I never really thought about a bar.” He credits his wife with the idea for Sindy; Saxe crafted Sindy’s undercarriage himself in a warehouse off Boulder Highway.
Under Stripper Bar’s painted-tin roof, Miracle Mile’s vast crowds can relax on stools and at modern patio tables with stripper-themed cocktails, enjoy food from neighboring La Salsa, watch sporting events on the TV screens, play drinking games (Battleship!), and applaud as the hostesses and bartenders—also Stripper 101’s instructors—take turns on a central stripper pole platform. Of course, as Stripper Bar is located mid-shopping mall, all tops will stay on, and the only G-string you should be seeing is Sindy’s.
Vegas Big Shots: Other Oversized Icons
Name: Vegas Vic
Location: The Pioneer Club
Name: The Statue of Liberty
Location: New York-New York
Name: Diablo’s She-Devil
Location: Diablo’s Cantina, Monte Carlo