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05-OCT-2004 Karl R. Josker

Frank's Casa Nova

2210 Bailey Ave. Buffalo

This was a strip joint on Buffalo's East Side. They used to have a stripper in one of the windows as a come-on; as a small boy I remember being intrigued with the feather boas.

9-07 note: This building is now gone, being demolished in August 2007.

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Guest 30-Mar-2012 03:34
I am the daughter of one of the singers Bobby Rose and dancers Marilyn Miller. I am looking for pictures and any memorabilia of my parents. Or maybe some memories of them? Plz contact me @ Thank u :)

Ron18-Apr-2011 01:34
I remember Franks very well as an under age drinker going in there to check out the girls. One Saturday night I remeber a transexual sitting at the bar with a guy who was obviously blitzed out of his mind it was probably around 1974. I still wonder to this day what happend when that poor guy got the surprise of his life when he saw the beans and franks pop out of "her" pants
Guest 22-Feb-2011 21:22
My late husband use to tell me a story about a dancer named Laverne that use to sing ..teach me that the vicki laverne that commented in2007 and is she still living?
Bob 17-Sep-2007 00:21
Boy if these walls could talk.I would been divorced years ago, but anyway Frack had the best entertainment around,clean place& great workers Was sorry to see it close
gary 05-Sep-2007 16:16
Hey vickie when did you work there did you know a dancer name Gwen i haven't seen her in 30 years.....
vickie 06-Apr-2006 13:57
clay maybe you needed glasses back then
i was in my 20s when i worked there
the floor shows were in the back not in the front window
we had live bands play for us
we had written music
there were singers dancers
magic acts
i worked with top notch people
i also was a top name in buffalo i was there
name vickie laverne the twisting tassle queen
thank you
clay Pasternack 17-Sep-2005 21:27
When I turned 18 in 1968 I went there on New Year's eve. The strippers were old, overweight, and rather undesirable. But it always had the reputation of being a hot, classy joint!