(keep reading to learn what happened)
Season: 4 | View All Season 4 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: December 13, 2015
The Bar's Original Name Was: Chix on Dix
Power Strip Address: 403 S Dix St Detroit, Michigan 48217
Chix on Dix, later renamed to Power Strip, was a Detroit, Michigan bar that was featured on Season 4 of Bar Rescue.
Though the Power Strip Bar Rescue episode aired in December 2015, the actual filming and visit from Jon Taffer took place before that.
It was Season 4 Episode 41 and the episode name was “Bare Rescue”.
Chix on Dix is a Detroit “Gentleman’s club” that was featured on Season 4 of Bar Rescue.
It’s owned been owned by Richard Skinner since 2005, which means he’s had it for almost a decade at the time of the visit from Jon Taffer and his crew.
The bar’s original name was a play on the fact that the bar is located on Dix St. in Detroit Michigan.
I’m sure you get the meaning…
Jon Taffer isn’t known for rescuing strip clubs, so this one is actually a fairly unique Bar Rescue Episode.
In the episode, we learn that the dancers at Chix on Dix are from from sociable and that fact is making the bar lose a substantial $5,000 per month.
Darren, the general manager, is clearly struggling to make ends meet.
Dancers drink and sleep on the job and there just generally aren’t many enforced rules at the club.
Things even get a little testy when Jon Taffer makes his entrance, as one of the employees pushed over a whole shelf of glasses.
I hope none of that broken glass got in the ice bucket – Jon Taffer would freak out!
As you’d expect from a struggling “gentleman’s” club, there are also plenty of issues with cleanliness.
To help save the bar, Jon brought in Lisamarie Joyce as the mixologist.
He was also joined by Renae Lemmens, an expert in the gentleman’s club industry who is the director at Sapphire Gentleman’s Club.
As part of the makeover, Jon Taffer fired much of the existing crew and renovated the place with new drink systems and poles.
He also renamed it to Power Strip.
So was the Chix on Dix Bar Rescue episode a success?
Keep reading our update to learn what happened to the club and how it’s doing in 2023 and beyond.
Power Strip Update - What Happened Next?
Now that we’ve recapped the Power Strip Bar Rescue episode, let’s talk about what happened to the club after Jon Taffer and his crew left Detroit, MI.
After the episode aired, it appears that the Chix on Dix team accepted Jon’s name change.
On all of their social profiles, they referred to the club by its new name of Power Strip.
It’s hard to tell whether Jon’s changes actually made patrons happier as not many people review strip clubs on Yelp.
However, it appears that, either way, Jon’s changes weren’t enough to save the club.
Is Power Strip from Bar Rescue still open?
Power Strip closed for good in June 2016, which is only around seven months after the Bar Rescue episode aired on TV.
The bar was listed for sale with an asking price of $600,000 (eventually dropped to $500,000).
This price included the liquor license, topless license, land, and all equipment.
I’m not sure what happened with the sale, but I think there’s a good chance the bar was purchased given the location’s current situation.
For a time, the old Chix on Dix Detroit location was occupied by a new gentleman’s club called Charmed Gentleman Club.
So while Chix on Dix closed, the gentleman’s club tradition lived on at the Dix St. location.
Here’s what the old Power Strip Detroit location looks like in the most recent picture from Google Maps street view:
However, as of 2023, it seems like Charmed Gentlemans Club is also closed, as it’s marked as “Permanently Closed” on Google.
I was also doing some digging and it seems like the Power Strip Detroit property was most recently sold for $200,000 in August 2020.
That’s according to this Realtor.com listing.
I’m not sure if a new business will move in there – if you know anything about it, please let me know in the comments section.
If you’re interested in seeing what happened to some other Michigan Bar Rescue episodes, you can check out these posts:
If you want to see another “gentleman’s club” Bar Rescue episode, you can also read my update for Club Platinum in Las Vegas.
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Last updated: 2023-03-27 05:20