In its mission to reel in younger clientele, the Nassau County Regional Off-Track Betting location in Plainview is transforming its three-story "Race Palace" into a nightclub.
Alongside the regularly televised racetrack programming, the evening will feature dancers and contortionists dispersed between three rooms for a night of what restaurateur Steven Carl tells Newsday is "good clean fun."
However, controversy has followed this grand scheme after a racy photo of a woman appeared on the OTB website for "XS Wednesdays." Despite the disapproval of the flyer made vocal by several Nassau County officials, Katrina King, spokeswoman for the entertainment firm, defends the ad as an attempt to "attract a younger generation." King ensures that there will be no nudity — not even in "The Skin Room."