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Las Vegas pulls license of strip club after fatal shooting

Posted at 11:34 AM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 22:59:40-04

A popular Las Vegas strip club that was the site of a fatal shooting in June has lost its business licenses.

Larry's Villa near Bonanza Road and Rancho Drive was open for 44 years.
"[The closing] might actually help increase foot traffic, bring a different clientele to the plaza, into the neighborhood," said Paul Koretsky, the owner of the neighboring Rancho Circle Laundromat.
The city of Las Vegas says in a complaint the bar and strip club has shown a "continual and repetitive pattern of illegal activity." The City Council on Wednesday unanimously suspended and permanently revoked the recently shuttered Larry's Villa's restricted gaming, tavern liquor, tobacco dealer and coin amusement machine licenses.
Police were called to the business 490 times from January 2014 to June 2016, including for a murder earlier this summer.
Koretsky opened his laundromat just around the time of that deadly shooting, and he's already seen a difference in business in the month or so Larry's Villa has been closed.
"People just felt uncomfortable, especially bringing their kids or grandchildren around so now that it's closed it's helped out a little bit," he said.
Koretsky says talk around the shopping center is now turning to who the new tenant might be.