Many will remember the dingy place at the corner of Mbuya Nehanda and Jason Moyo Avenue, popularly known as KwaMai Jojo.
At any given time, blurring sounds of popular music of the day, would be heard often disrupting business in nearby offices.
Well, that is in the bygones and very few that frequented the place that was a hub of vices would recognise it if they were to visit the place today.
Following the closure of KwaMai Jojo, the building structures were destroyed and close to two years down the line, a posh club Big Apple is close to opening.
Unlike KwaMai Jojo, the club will be a state-of-the-art “gentlemen’s club” with lap dance and strip tease billed to be the main attraction.
The club’s entertainment manager, Lazzie Munetsi, aka DJ Ohmz said the club would be offering something different from what people are used to.
“We want to offer a different kind of entertainment, something unique and fresh from what people are used to,” said DJ Ohmz.
“We will have lap dances and pole dancing from girls who will be on rotation coming in from different countries.”
He said the club would have a special VIP section.
“We will have a special VIP section cut out from the general population area. In this section, one will have to pay US$200 to get in compared to US$5 for ordinary entrance. For the US$200, we will provide drinks and snacks throughout the night,” he said.
“We have hired security to take care of the cars outside while inside we will have neatly dressed bouncers to make sure our patrons are always safe.”
The club which is now in the final stages of completion is neatly designed to have a seating area furnished with sofas and a vibrant black and orange leopard print wall paintings.
The floors are neatly touched with black tiles while the stage stands out right in front where standing patrons cannot destruct vision from any angle.
“We are targeting mature people, the big spenders so even our music will suit just that. We will be selling various cocktails and beers, local and foreign with the cheapest beer selling at US$2,” he said.
The club will be officially opened on February 2 with performances by Jah Prayzah and Jean Masters although the club was expected to open last week.