Sam J. Cantavespre “Sammy” owned a small restaurant located on 3rd Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama. You may remember that in the 70s the national rage was streaking. One Friday night on a dare an attractive female customer streaked across the restaurant’s lounge. Sammy had his best nights in history of the restaurant after that.
With this streaking incident behind him, he realized that the key to Sammy’s topless bar success revolved around beautiful women. He open his first adult club that same year in Birmingham. Soon after despite opposition and controversy, he opened a second location. Sam then spread the Sammy’s tradition to Florida with two new locations.
May his success, which he attributed to hard work, long hours and love of his family never be forgotten.