RCI Announces Acquisition of Cheetah Gentlemen's Club in South Florida
HOUSTON, July 28, 2022 – RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RICK) today announced closing on the acquisition of the Cheetah Gentlemen's Club in Hallandale Beach, Florida and its associated real estate.
Eric Langan, RCI President & CEO, said: “Cheetah becomes our fourth adult nightclub in South Florida, 15th club acquisition this fiscal year, and 52nd club in our portfolio. We believe it should generate approximately $4 million in adjusted EBITDA.”
Ed Anakar, President of RCI Management, said: “Cheetah fits perfectly with our renowned Miami area brands, each of which appeals to different market segments – the Tootsie's Cabaret mega club in Miami Gardens, the Scarlett's Cabaret party club in Pembroke Park, and the hot Playmates Club of Coral Gables.”
RCI subsidiaries acquired the 14,000 square-foot Cheetah club and its 2.2-acre property at 100 Ansin Boulevard, Hallandale Beach, FL, for $10.0 million in cash and $15.0 million in two, 10-year, 6% seller financing notes.
Cheetah opened in 2002 and was named Best Strip Club of Broward-Palm Beach by the New Times in 2014. The club has been extensively remodeled, features a full kitchen, and offers lunch and dinner. Hours are 11:30 AM to 6 AM daily.
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With more than 50 units, RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the country's leading company in gentlemen's clubs and sports bars/restaurants. Clubs in New York City, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Denver, St. Louis, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Louisville, and other markets operate under brand names such as Rick's Cabaret, XTC, Club Onyx, Vivid Cabaret, Jaguars Club, Tootsie's Cabaret, and Scarlett's Cabaret. Sports bars/restaurants operate under the brand name Bombshells Restaurant & Bar.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated, including, but not limited to, the risks and uncertainties associated with (i) operating and managing an adult business, (ii) the business climates in cities where it operates, (iii) the success or lack thereof in launching and building the company's businesses, (iv) cyber security, (v) conditions relevant to real estate transactions, (vi) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and (vii) numerous other factors such as laws governing the operation of adult entertainment businesses, competition and dependence on key personnel. For more detailed discussion of such factors and certain risks and uncertainties, see RCI's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2021, as well as its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company has no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of future events or circumstances.
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