Despite some serious hurdles, promoters in Las Vegas have promised Krave Massive, touted as the world’s biggest gay nightclub, will open its doors as promised on June 15.
Located in a former Sin City movie theater, the 84,000-square-foot club boasts more than just a dance floor (which it has five of, actually): There will be a theater, a comedy club, a retail store, a lesbians-only club-within-a-club and the country’s only LGBT-specific movie theater.
There’s even going to be an in-house “boy hunter.” The Las Vegas Sun reports:
This person is outfitted with an iPad and an earpiece and collects information from VIPs as to what sort of nightlife companion that person happens to be seeking. “Guy wearing a bowler and monocle, carrying a cane, smoking a pipe…” That sort of thing.
There are some red flags for this monumental undertaking, though: Krave Massive has been in the works for quite some time—in fact a December 2012 opening was initially announced last year—but owner Kelly Murphy has had trouble coming up with funding. In the meantime, the existing Krave nightclub has relocated to inside the Rio Casino, but only operates Friday and Saturday nights.
Murphy has also had some serious financial woes of his own, declaring bankruptcy in 2010 and allegedly stiffing his landlords at another venue.
And the club won’t be on the famed Las Vegas Strip: It’s on the top floor of Neonopolis on Fremont Street, the site of Murphy’s drag-bowling venue, Drag and Drink, and the planned Liberace Museum.
Critics say his vision for Massive is just too, well, massive: Murphy told the Las Vegas Sun that his aim is “to knock New York out of the number one spot for gays and lesbians in the United States.”
To help draw tourist dollars, Krave Massive has inked a deal with Caesars Las Vegas that will allow gay nightlifers to sign up for a “Massive Package” at Caesars Palace or Flamingo Las Vegas, including transportation, VIP service and even spa treatments.
Size queens book your weekends now.