Rumour has been swirling that a number of gay business minds have been considering their options for opening a new gay bar/nightclub in Wellington after Club Ivy announced it would move and cease to be a gay bar.
Already interest has apparently been shown from Auckland and Christchurch, as well as from inside Wellington.
Apparently they think that opening a gay hangout for the “younger crowd” is a lucrative business, so they’re positioning themselves to grab that market before anyone else.
Wellington’s newest gay man’s sauna, Emperor’s, have announced, albeit unofficially, that they intend to turn part of their large space into a dedicated gay men’s nightclub. Would that work?
Do we need a new space? Is S&M’s enough of a gay bar presence? What do you think?