With the opening of the San Francisco Cafe and the Pink Kitty, Wuxi Expat Pub Owners have shown they have interest in the alternative lifestyle and all things alternative.
Wally Droop, owner of the semi-popular Walnut and Chestnut Cafes, told the WCE Blog that he opened Pink Kitty, a place for alternatives to meet, not so much to make money or tap into a market demand for all things alternative, but to please himself. "I realized when I was hugging and groping all my male customers at the Chestnut and the Walnut, wearing provocatively short shorts, and shaving my legs that I had an urge for something more. So, I started to wear women’s clothing including pink frilly blouses, lacy underwear, high heels, nail polish, fantastic big-hair wigs, big round glasses, high-heel boots and mini-mini skirts. This didn’t fly in the Chestnut or Walnut, so I felt compelled to open the Pink Kitty." Ask if he could manage the three pubs at once, Droop said "I can let my daughters Willmena and Lucia run the other pubs!"
The owners of the Santiago Cafe, think they can make a profit with their alternative night club. "We tried the Sheybogan Cafe, the Regina Cafe, the Paris Cafe, the Berlin Cafe, the Moscow Cafe, the Pyong Yang Cafe and the Sacramento Cafe, and none of them seemed to fly with the Wuxi Expat pub-going community. We truly believe that the San Francisco Cafe with its gym for weight-lifters, spas, and extensive shower facilities with public and private stalls will appeal to the alternative expat types of Wuxi!" said the co-owners of the Santiago Cafe: Larry Lawrence, Moe Muggins and Curly Charlton who have been into body-building since the 1950s.
The clubs are located in the Stonewall portion of the Nanchang Jie Bar Street.