Several years ago while playing Parcheesi at “The Home for the Visually Offensive,” several semi-intellectual Clearwater businessmen had a sudden urge for the smell of rough sawn lumber and/or the taste of Buffalo style chicken wings. Knowing full well that they couldn’t agree on anything as a group, nor could they get a weekend pass from the “home” to go to Buffalo, they decided to embark upon a major undertaking. They would open a place in Clearwater where other people of their caliber could gather and quench their thirst for the finer things in life.
Their venture, however, got off to a slow start. After announcing their plans, the “Hooters Six” (as they are now called) were promptly arrested for impersonating restauraneurs. There were no indictments, but the stigma lingers on.
There were many obsticles ahead, not the least of which was procuring a suitable location. After months of negotiations and a heated bidding war with “Wells Brothers Disposal,” who wanted to use the building for a giant walk-in dumpster, terms were agreed to and 2800 Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard, Clearwater, Florida was theirs.
Now the dilemma…what to name the place. Simple. What else brings a gleam to men’s eyes everywhere besides beer, chicken wings and an occasional winning football season? Hence the name Hooters. Supposedly they were into owls.
Anyway, the end product is what you see around you. So please sit back and enjoy yourself. If there is anything special you require please ask…within reason, of course.
Find out more at OriginalHooters.com
JUST ONE BLOCK EAST OF THE LAS VEGAS STRIP!
We’re easy to find, and once you get here you won’t want to leave! From the airport, follow the signs to Tropicana. Take a left on Tropicana, and after you pass Koval we’re at the next left, Duke Ellington Way. From Interstate 15, follow the signs for Tropicana East. We’re a block past the famous Las Vegas Strip.
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Got a question? Suggestion? Complaint? Just send it to one of our friendly Family Members below and you’ll get a response from a real, live human. We’ll even give you our address and phone number in case you’d like to contact us that way.
Cheryl Waid, Director of Human Resources
Lisa Krasn, Director of Hotel Operations
William Hinkley, Director of Security
Ruthann Clemons, Director Hooters Brand Management
Miguel Garcia, Director of Casino Operations
Dewey Jones, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage
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115 E. Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89109