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UPDATE: Beauty Bar in downtown Las Vegas closed

Posted at 10:50 PM, Mar 02, 2019

UPDATE 5: The Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting that the Beauty Bar has been closed. City officials reportedly pulled the temporary liquor license for the bar. The bar has bit hit with several problems in the past few months.

UPDATE APRIL 1: The Beauty Bar in downtown Las Vegas has been given another eviction notice. According to public records, the eviction notice was filed with the Clark County Justice Court and sent to the constable last Thursday to be posted. The owner's attorney is claiming that the eviction notice was placed on the bar by a disgruntled employee and the bar is not closing despite what the notice says.

The Beauty Bar was forced to close briefly last month. The reason behind the notice was multiple visits by the police to the bar. The bar's owner told us that she resolved those issues though and the bar reopened.

13 Action News has reached out to the landlord about the new notice but has not heard back at this time.

UPDATE MARCH 4: Las Vegas police confirm they made several visits to Beauty Bar - the Downtown Las Vegas business at the center of an alleged eviction notice.

Authorities said one recent investigation revealed an employee was selling drugs with two other incidents involving security at the bar.

The security guards were the suspects in those investigations, according to police, and both were accused of being heavy-handed with patrons.

UPDATE MARCH 3: Beauty Bar is back open after the bar's owner and her attorney claim the paper taped to the window was not a legal eviction notice.

“Beauty Bar is 100% compliant with all of its legal obligations, its lease, and there’s no legal reason for the eviction,” says attorney Stephen Stubbs.

Stubbs claims the Plaza Hotel, through its management company, posted the illegal notice of eviction outside of Beauty Bar’s normal business hours on Friday.

Stubbs says its not a legal document because the notice was not filed with the Constable, nor did it follow Nevada Law.

“I don't feel like we've done anything wrong,” says Roxie Amoroso, bar owner.

Amoroso was caught by surprise, flying in to Las Vegas late Saturday night to deal with the fallout.

She says when she called the landlord to find out what was going on, she says they told her did not have proper lease documents for the bar.

“I immediately presented my fully-executed lease documents on a lease that I renegotiated with them.”

13 Action News asked Amoroso about the notice on the window noting multiple responses from police to the bar as part of the reason for the alleged eviction.

Amoroso says she took action to get those incidents resolved when they happened.

“I worked directly with Metro on those two incidents, following their recommendations to a tee.”

Amoroso took over the bar in December and admits taking on this place was a challenge.

Now, she just wants to bring an end to the confusion, and fears this battle has already endangered her business.

She's hoping the community will have the Beauty Bar's back.

“We’re open, we’ve been open were not closing, were not closing anytime soon, and we intend on staying the beauty bar for as long as the Las Vegas community will have us,” says Amoroso.

13 Action News made several attempts to reach the landlord since Saturday.

ORIGINAL STORY
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A popular downtown Las Vegas bar has closed its doors after being served an eviction notice Friday, claiming that the bar endangered the safety and health of patrons.

It was the usual hustle and bustle of the bars and restaurants on Fremont street on Saturday night, but there's one spot now sitting in the dark.

Beauty Bar was served an eviction notice Friday by their landlord.

13 Action News obtained a picture of the, eviction notice, which was posted on the window of the bar Friday.

The notice states the owners, Red Wolf Dead LLC. Beauty Bar, have three days to vacate the property.

The landlord states multiple incidents involving police being called out, as to why the eviction was served.

The notice also says that the tenant allowed lewd activity and disorder, along with disturbances that interfered with the quiet enjoyment of the neighboring tenets.

Beauty Bar has been a Fremont Street staple for years, and it’s sudden closure caught many by surprise.

"It was such a great place! Will be missed,” said Christine Pierce. “Classic Vegas is disappearing."

Netali Mata adds "This place was the spot, all vibes were welcome."

13 Action News has reached out to Las Vegas Police for any information regarding recent incidents they've responded to at the Beauty Bar.

We are also waiting to hear back from the bar's owner.