From Journal de Montreal this morning
( I hardly tried for translation... )
Grand Prix Weekend not profitable for sex industry
In contrast to this to what one expected, the Montreal sex industry did not do matters of now with the Grand Prix and the other activities of the weekend. The dancers bars would have profited from it a little, but not the escorts agencies. "The passed week was shit, the weekend also. There has just Saturday that was good", says a lady of Fantasy Escorts. According to her, the tourists attracted by the Grand Prix want very beautiful girls, that they would recruit now in dancers bars rather than in the agencies. "there are dancers that engage mannequins. That stole us at least the half of our clientele", does she say. Other problem: many girls come from Boston, New York or Vancouver for the Grand Prix. "On Crescent, girls that rented a room at proximity on this street distributed business ( !!!)cards directly on the street. The tourists do not know where to call. So They call those girls. They stole our customers", deplores the woman.
This is marginal competition said the organism Stella, who did not hear about this competition from the exterior . "there is some maybe, but it is marginal", launches the spokesperson Anna-louise. The weekend was not a lot better for the Ferrary escorts agency. "that was not good at all . I did the half of my sales of the earlier weekend", says a representative of the agency. "The Jazz Festival will be better for us", believes the lady of Fantasy Escorts.
The stripper bars got more positives returns from their week end. To the Kingdom Gentleman's Club, that has just opened, some stars and formula 1 staff even came to do them turn. " We did not have so many Americans as that. We had tourists from Quebec We also had Europeans", says the owner, Pat Lemaire. "The Grand Prix represents about 30% of more of our sales. It is good, but this is not there that gets the most of our business. There is the Just to laugh Festival, that will hold itself just straight out, and the Festival of jazz. And the month of August, this always is stronger", he says. With Adorned, a manager confides
that for the downtown stripper bars, the Grand Prix is really synonymous of big profits, more than all other event. "This year, it was special with la Fete de La fete de la ST Jean at the same time. I would say that that gave 50%, 60% of more of sales. Just the Grand Prix, this of 40% to 50% of more", he says. "For certain lucky girls, this a lot more lucrative week end with the Grand Prix, but mostly, it is just a bit more lucrative ", concludes Anna-louise, organism Stella.