PEI’s only strip club closes because patrons, dancers all related
Summerside — A local businessman is closing up shop just a week after opening.
After leasing the former Rockin Rodeo location on Water Street in Summerside, P.E.I., Ralph LaForge acquired all the necessary permits to open the Island’s first and only gentlemen’s club, “Anne’s Green Gables,” which featured topless and nude dancing, a local seafood buffet and bottomless P.E.I. craft beer after 12 a.m.
LaForge was inspired after a trip to Angie’s in Moncton, when he noticed there was a vacuum in the exotic dancing industry on Canada’s smallest province. Attendance soared for the first few days as word spread about the club; however, it began to dwindle as people took note of the too-local talent it employed.
The Manatee found some former patrons who agreed to speak with us using pseudonyms. We interviewed “Bill” first.