A Phat Nightclub for Plus-Sized People

By Marissa Sifuentes
|  Wednesday, May 13, 2009  |  Updated 2:16 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Celebrity Weight Watchers: Jessica Simpson

Getty Images

Local nightclub caters to the plus-sized crowd.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

If Cheers is the bar where everyone knows your name, then Club Bounce is the one where everyone knows your weight.

Well, maybe not to the pound, but Bounce is the Long Beach nightclub that caters specially to plus-sized people, the Whittier Daily News reported.

"Club Bounce is a size-acceptance nightclub," said club owner Lisa Marie Garbo, 40. "People of larger shapes and sizes can go and feel comfortable, accepted and desired and not feel like they're second-class citizens for being overweight."

Bounce, on the Pacific Coast Highway, is only a weekend deal, but it's a success: Garbo has opened another location in Phoenix, AZ, and plans to open one in Hollywood.

Garbo, who says she's a distant cousin of the Hollywood legend Greta, believes that overweight people are the last group against which discrimination is still accepted.

"There's no sensitivity, there's no understanding," she told the paper. "[People] can make fun of you and nothing will happen to them for it."

That is heavy.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out