Club Risque takes over Dangerous Curves

Club Risque has acquired what used to be Dangerous Curves (5921 Tacony), and co-owner Nick Saponara says he expects to open what will be Club Risque Northeast in two weeks.

In May, Kevin Rankin, co-owner of the Wissinoming strip bar, was sentenced to three years in federal prison on gun and fraud convictions. The Daily News reported then that Rankin was liquidating his interest in Dangerous Curves, which had been raided in 2005 by federal agents seeking evidence linking Rankin and co-owner Bishop Krabsz to then-Councilman Rick Mariano, who was convicted of corruption charges in 2006.

Krabsz was convicted of similar charges and also was sentenced, in August 2007, to three years.

Meanwhile, the dancers from Club Risque Bristol raised $1,300 in a Save the Ta-Tas car-wash benefit Saturday for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Risque is also a regular supporter of Variety, the children's charity, buying a table each year at the Stu Bykofsky Candidates Comedy Night.