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Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah's future remains uncertain following investigation

Posted at 5:27 PM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 09:08:50-04

The future of Wayne Newton's Casa De Shenandoah remains uncertain.

Last month, we told you the property has shut down as a public attraction. This follows months of complaints from neighbors about unauthorized parties lasting all night long, with blaring music that it has become unbearable. 

Wayne Newton's sprawling property, Casa de Shenandoah near Sunset and Pecos Road, first opened to public tours in 2015.

Property owner and operator CSD LLC  was supposed to follow strict county guidelines: No weddings, no liquor sold on the premises, and large groups or social activities were not allowed.

County commissioner Jim Gibson says, "There are no activities that are commercial in nature that are authorized there at all."

13 Action News spoke with neighbors in the area. They declined to go on camera but they told us the guidelines were completely ignored.

Neighbors say they saw weddings, a car show and busloads of people being transported to the ranch for big events.

"Some of it was observed by them. Some of it were evidence that they found on the internet," says Gibson.

The property closed its gates for renovations in April. And after the county investigated neighbors' complaints, last month CSD LLC abandoned its plans to reopen the ranch to the public.

For now Casa de Shenandoah is just another home.

"It's a residential house. It's a house for a single family home for use by whoever owns it," says Gibson.

We reached out to Wayne Newton's representatives and CSD LLC for a comment on the issue but have not heard back.