The Anatomy of City Clubs
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The story’s a well told one by now — the evolution of city clubs from “old gentlemen’s clubs” to urban oases. The drivers are equally familiar: changing demographics, differences in the way business is now conducted, the resurgence of cities, the popularity of the boutique hotel industry and increasingly more interesting dining options. City clubs had become known, as one club recently admitted overhearing about their historic club, “…the place where old people take their parents for dinner.” It was do-or-die, go-big-or-go-home time. Here’s a list of what we’re seeing — and doing — in city clubs across the country.
What’s affecting, happening and trending in city clubs:
City clubs that are embracing the changing landscape are “doing very well,” says Yakel. “They’re becoming relevant again,” he says. Echoes Chambers Chairman Bob Hickman, “They’re finally waking up to a new era.”
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