Club Elite in Port Richey, Florida is advertised as a premier swingers club
in Pasco County. But neighbors want it closed just as quickly as it opened. Nutters are complaining that it's a sex club. All their complaints have caught the attention of the sheriff's office.
According to the club's website it was founded last month as a private members club for those 21 and up.
Kimberly Sabo says I look for about every kind of pervert, prostitutes, and everything that that brings. I've invested a lot of money, thousands of dollars and to have something like this open up down the street a matter of a mile or so down the street
there's no way I could make a profit.
The Pasco County Sheriff's office says it has received 20 to 25 complaints about the club. Kevin Doll the spokesperson for the department says: We've had some people who have gone to the club I guess thinking it's a regular night club however they found
out there has been some sex type activities swinging type activities going on at this club.
Doll says Florida law is vague about swinging clubs but deputies are looking into the business. It's not necessarily illegal however we believe that the location where this club is is in violation of zoning laws. We believe it's an adult oriented
business thus it should be in our industrial zone in the county and right now it's in a commercial district.
Update: A pleasant comfortable place to go
4th November 2007
The Sextons are swingers who have been married for 15 months. They're concerned about the controversy surrounding Club Elite.
Some residents are calling it's a sex club that will bring crime to the area. But the Sextons have been to Club Elite and say people just don't understand their lifestyle. John Sexton says: There may be an idea that everyone that's in the lifestyle,
everyone who is a swinger is also a child molester or we're only interested in sex and as soon as you get a group of us together that all the clothes come off and it becomes a roman style orgy and that's not the case at all.
Cathy says sex is involved only if you're comfortable with it: It could be sex, maybe not even sexual intercourse but it could be any kind of sexual intercourse yes. It's safe. Condoms are provided at the clubs free of charge. The bedrooms are very
nice and clean. It's tidy. It's just very safe and clean. There's a group area, there's a sex area, and a dancing area.
John says It's just a pleasant comfortable place to go
Update: Strip Mall
21st February 2009. See article from blogs.tampabay.com
County officials have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to shut down Club Elite swingers club.
The lawsuit, filed Feb. 2 in Pasco County courts, alleges that Club Elite is a sexually oriented business featuring sexually themed floor shows and concerts. The performances include persons watching others engaged in sexual activities,
the lawsuit alleges. The performances include persons performing sexual activities for an audience.
The excuse is that the club is on commercially zoned property at 9721 U.S. 19, in a strip mall above a bakery, a deli and a dentist. County ordinances only allow sexually oriented businesses to set up shop in industrially zoned areas.
Update: Fun Ended
16th June 2011. See article from
Pasco County's most famous swingers club has thrown its last erotic party.
Club Elite owners Eric and Angie Kubb settled a lawsuit with Pasco County over the club, where members engaged in open sex acts and bondage shows. The settlement requires them to shut down the club by July 22 and prohibits the owners from marketing
the bottle club to swingers. The settlement has been approved by county commissioners.
The club's website says the last party was held June 4.
Adult businesses are only permitted in property zoned for industrial use, Assistant County Attorney Kristi Wooden said. Though county officials have received reports of other swingers events, Club Elite was the only established club for swingers, she
The club can continue to operate as a bottle club, Wooden said.
The owners agreed to dismantle the club's interior rooms and remove all mattresses, sheets and pillows from the property.