Strippers and tigers and risotto, oh my!

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Brooklynites will no longer have to choose between their adult entertainment and their pasta puttanesca.

Jaguars 3, a nightclub-cum-bikini bar-cum-Italian restaurant, is setting up shop on 47th Street between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, in the 20,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Platinum Café and Billiards.

Expected to open in early April, the club boasts an expansive outdoor area, a cabaret, and a full-service restaurant on a raised platform, surrounded by a dance floor and bar.

Owner Vincent Faraci looks forward to bringing some Sin City-style razzle-dazzle to the mostly industrial stretch of Sunset Park.

Faraci ran a gentleman’s club called Crazy Horse Too in Las Vegas for 21 years. After returning home last February to care for his sick father, he couldn’t help noticing a lack of after-hours entertainment in the area.

“Brooklyn was a real nightlife hotspot when I was a kid. Now there’s nothing to do after you get dinner or drinks,” said Faraci. “I figured Brooklyn needed something fun and affordable.”

In Faraci’s world, “fun” means the ability to sip Appletinis, slurp spaghetti and stuff dollar bills where the sun don’t shine all in the same night, in a multi-level warehouse decorated with palm trees, exotic animals and birds of paradise.

“I like when the theme matches the name,” said Faraci. “Since I went with Jaguars, I had to have a jungle theme.”

Our interest is officially piqued.

Jaguars 3 (225 47th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, no phone).

Updated 5:23 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

fatimah from cobble hill says:
March 29, 2011, 5:14 am
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
I'll be there, packin' a heater in the waistband of my sweatpants.
March 29, 2011, 9:49 am
The Voice oif Reason from Park Slope says:
This belongs next to Prime 6, not in Sunset Park. There are children without awful parents in Sunset Park.
March 29, 2011, 11:39 am
Google from BedSty says:
March 30, 2011, 9:14 am
Mike from Maspeth says:
Holy *#@&!!!!

Hey, Editors! Did anyone look at that link from Google in BedSty??? This is a much bigger deal than Prime 6! According to that link the owner is a twice convicted mob man from Vegas, and somehow the State Liquor Authority gave HIM a liquor license!

Sounds like a story to me!
April 2, 2011, 7:50 am
April 2, 2011, 1:37 pm
gina faraci says:
WOW my dad really did it big in new york :) all you guys that have something bad to say about this ... no need to be jealous ! im sure you guys will be at the club
April 6, 2011, 8:46 pm
Danny Sunset from Sunset Park says:
This sounds great, when does it open?!? Is there a website??
May 14, 2011, 1:58 pm
Mr18thAvenueFeast from 86th & 19th BKLYN says:
Nice move, Vin. When in doubt, go back to your roots where Bensonhurst's always been in your blood. Where you know guys that know you. Where you can make some calls & get things done. Vegas got too hot for the last of the old school guys as you know. Plus Vegas is hurtin so bad, you can't get a job as a street hooker.

Welcome Back...
June 10, 2011, 7:37 pm
Leilani from Vegas says:
Congrats, Vinny! Gina, don't sweat it. We know that your father deserves the success. He has always worked hard and I have nothing but good things to say about the years that I worked for him.
July 9, 2011, 10:59 am
I Was There a Couple of Months ago, Spoke to Maryanne & filled out an Application, although theres still a delay with the place opening, im hoping to land a job there, this place is huge & looks pretty wild, cant wait.
July 14, 2011, 3:11 pm
pudge from sunset park says:
Cant wait to meet the owner and become a regular
Jan. 24, 2012, 5:32 pm
Adrea says:
I wish you so much luck in this new adventure Muahhhhhh
Feb. 9, 2012, 3:28 pm
IceQueen from StatenIsland says:
I really love this place! The food is delish the dancers are beautiful. And Vinny the owner is a good guy. So if you have nothin positive to say stop hating....The show will go on withoutcha ; )
Feb. 21, 2012, 7:53 am
Vinny parmesan from BENSONHURT says:
Mo fuggetabout it when the calzone family n the garlic knot bros find out ur all lookin to get cleaned up noone opens up a bag of chips in Sumer without the approval of the parmesans
March 1, 2012, 9:54 pm
Jimmy Irish from Bay Ridge says:
Was at the grand opening last night...and it was AWESOME !! Food was great..Music was loud and girls were all over the place....Vinny & Co... Thanks for bringing nightlife back to Brooklyn !!!!
March 2, 2012, 8:18 am
Mary says:
Loved the food and the show!
March 3, 2012, 4 am
Giancarlo from Bay Ridge says:
Unfortunately I was Dragged there by some friends. Disgraceful,It Only Feeds the notion that Italian-Americans are Uneducated, Vulgar Buffones... Basta!
March 7, 2012, 12:37 pm
Giancarlo from Bay Ridge says:
Unfortunately I was Dragged there by some friends. Disgraceful,It Only Feeds the notion that Italian-Americans are Uneducated, Vulgar Buffones... Basta!
March 7, 2012, 12:38 pm

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