In addition to getting wi-fi, Rockaway Beach has also upped its game by commissioning a pop-up shop, of sorts, for beloved strip joint Pumps. With plenty of competition in the food world (you may have already heard about Roberta’s rumoured outfit on Beach 96th Street), Pumps saw an opportunity to get in on the action, so to speak.
Co-owner Mandy Minge spoke to The Burning Bush about the motives behind taking their strippers to the beach for the summer. “We just saw an untapped market. People at the beach are already practically naked anyway, but no one has quite taken it to the next level.” When asked about how Minge would deal with the need to spread (no sexual innuendo here) her strippers’ hours rather thin, she assured, “My girls are used to rough conditions. And they like it that way.”
Minge also stated that Pumps might be willing to take on some freelance strippers to accommodate the demand. There has also been talk of a special menu collaboration with Rippers featuring specials like “Ass Burger” and ” ‘Fish’ Sandwich.” No word on what Beach Street the Pumps tent (slated to be in the shape of an actual pump) will be located on, but we’re pretty sure that between titties and internet, Rockaway Beach is lucky it at least lost one debauched element this summer: Tiki Disco.
Written by Genna Rivieccio