February 15, 2012 | 07:46 AMClassier. Newer. Improved.
The Show Palace near Darien is under new ownership and the new management wants people to know that it's changed.
For starters, the interior has been completely rebuilt says Neela, the co- owner.
"Basically, all that's the same is the four walls," he said.
The Show Palace actually has a lobby in addition to the huge dance floor, private rooms for fantasy dances and a VIP area. There's also a separate bar for parties and an area for a show for bachelor parties and the like.
"And it's run by professionals," Neela said. "You get great customer service whether you're a VIP or not."
"We're also members of the Tavern League and support the Safe Ride Program," Manager Jim Roddy added.
Neela himself has a degree in hospitality, so he's got the knowledge that goes beyond the norm. Roddy has spent 30 years in the entertainment business from "Rush Street in Chicago to Walworth County." Jim, who also owns Roddy's Liquor Store in Lake Geneva, is well known in the area. A third group of the management team is Antonio Payton who is Coordinator/Entertainment Manager.
The new management also provides a van for transportation to and from the Show Palace that's free for groups in a 15 mile radius, which includes Lake Geneva.
Every month the Show Palace has a new event. Upcoming is a pole dance contest with $1,500 in cash prizes. That event is set for Feb. 19. There's also a Mardi Gras event Feb. 21.
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For more information on that and other events, checkout the Show Palace website at showpalaceexotic.com
The Show Palace is located on Hwy. 14 just south of Darien. Phone: (262) 882-8000.