Hey little sister who's your Superman?



I closed on the sale my half of Q at noon today and I’m now back to being blissfully semi-retired again, as I was more than three years ago when I began the process of developing the club.

I say “semi-retired” because I’m actually going to be working with my father and our architects (the Seattle office of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson – the firm that designed Q) in getting what is planned to be a large mixed-use/residential construction project built in Louisville on the last big piece of undeveloped downtown real estate on the Ohio riverfront that will, hopefully, have a substantial club/lounge component as a part of its commercial operations (wink wink nudge nudge).

Coming up with the idea for Q – as I did with xl in New York back in 1998/99 and as the only partner in Q with experience in business, business start-ups, and nightclub operations – and then supervising the design and construction of Q was a labor of love for me. And I’d be happy to share with you all that’s transpired that has compelled me to desire to sell my interest in the business and part ways with the club – but I’m contractually obligated not to.

I wish for Q, the physical club, all the best.

I’ll be back later with a full roster of thank yous to the people involved with Q who deserve praise for what they do and did for the club and why they made my time as co-owner of the club something really special.




  1. Richard Wagner (@DrDickSexAdvce) Says:

    that’s pretty amazing news!

  2. TominSF Says:

    Congratulations! I knew it! And it only adds to my jealousy of your life. I’ve been pretty fortunate, financially – have owned 2 houses in San Francisco. Ain’t easy, kids! – but… oh, fuck it. Scott, I hope to make as many intelligent choices as you in my remaining life.

    And I’m hoping my novel gets made into a fucking kick-ass movie!

  3. TominSF Says:

    I really fucking hate it when I’m too drunk to fucking do math. I hope my last comment made it through. Goddamn it!

  4. Todd in DC Says:

    If anyone deserves to be in the top 1% in this country, Scott, it’s you.

    Congrats, and keep on dancing.

  5. norman yelin Says:

    Make sure to bring your carpet bag

  6. Max Headroom Says:

    Congrats Scott! And to us readers, if this means more blogging :)

  7. Damien Oz Says:

    Reading between the lines here. But I hope Q doesn’t go arse up because of a stupid owner/s who wants to ride the backs of the gayelles, then promptly kick them out.


    You SIR are a catalyst
    and your nature is that of your Family;
    vital energetic people .
    that have improved the world
    given of themselves
    and changed peoples life’s
    (even if it’s just a little change like kickin someones ass when they really need it)

    ” What did Scott Smith bring to the Party?”
    “It’d be faster to tell ya what he didn’t bring”

    I’m Proud of you Scott- You done good.

  9. Dave Says:

    Your savoir-faire continues to impress me.

    I wish you’d come to New Orleans.

  10. virginiatrembles Says:

    AMAZING, I thought something was up with the seriously atypical shitty blogging…

  11. Gordion Knott Says:

    If you’re going to monitor part of the construction, well, sir, your hours are going to be short and sweet, because builders like to kick back at 4:00 pm and go home to a six-pack and bottle of xanax.

    Do you plan to sell most of the residential units or rent them?

  12. MackMan74 Says:

    Glad to hear it! I was worried about your health being in that environment. Not that I’m Goody2shoes but I believe it’s all about preservation of the old body after a certain age. (No offense.) Being in a nightclub night after night puts a lot of wear and tear on it. I have been following you since the beginning and you are a Hero of mine btw. LOVE YOUR BLOG! Read it every day.

  13. RobChicago Says:

    You are the whole package. Masculine, focused, ambitious, horny, ex military – quite simply a stud. I think we can see your thought processes by what you post – and by what you don’t post. I want you in me.

    Congratulations on your success. I’m sure there were personality clashes and some betrayal in the operations, but here’s hoping you can focus on what’s important. Posting hot pics for me with hilarious wise ass comments.

  14. Steve Says:

    I wondered why you’d been so quiet on here of late. I get the idea selling wasn’t in your plans so I hope you are happy with the decision and the outcome and look forward to following the new development venture. All the best.
    P.S. Perhaps its time to go looking for the pups you wanted.

  15. Billy Says:

    Building is more fun the owning

    Congrats on the sale.

    Pop’s and my last last project was the best: best fights; best results; best memories. No where near a river front mixed use but great for a few families.

  16. Luke Hughes Says:

    So now Q will become a straight club with one gay night a week.

  17. Scott Says:

    Luke, you’re very optimistic if you think there will be one gay night a week there. Just sayin’

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