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Privé denied re-opening on a temporary license

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Empty for now, Prive’s tables and DJ booth.

In a meeting today between Privé representatives and the Clark County department of business license, department director Jacqueline Holloway denied Privé Vegas, LLC another temporary liquor license.

If granted, the license would have given the club the right to remain in business while they appeal the decision to not grant the club a permanent liquor license. Privé must cease all business by midnight tonight and the adjoining Living Room lounge by midnight Thursday, thwarting Privé’s assertions to staff, guests and Twitter fiends that they will indeed be open this Friday night.

The request for temporary licenses for Privé and the Living Room lounge, which included proposed corrective actions, was deemed insufficient given the extent of the problems uncovered by county Business License and state Gaming Control Board agents, said Holloway, who made that decision.

“The evidence of improper management oversight in the past was overwhelming,” said Holloway. “While I am encouraged by the proposed plan presented today, I am not satisfied that it goes far enough to address the myriad problems that were uncovered.”

Cited chief among Holloway’s complaints was the Privé management team.

“The current management team cannot be relied upon to address these violations,” Holloway said, adding that she has denied the applications of directors Frank Tucker and Greg Jarmolowich as “key employees.” New key employees will now have to be identified and new applications submitted. She continues, “I believe we need a corrective action plan that includes a new management team and comprehensive management oversight that addresses all of our concerns. Additionally, we need assurances that past problems will not be repeated and that the health and safety of patrons and employees will be safeguarded. We expect consistent compliance with County Code and cooperation from our privileged licensees for the benefit of our citizens.”

The next regular meeting of the Clark Country Commission will be held on Tuesday, August 4, where Holloway will make a presentation before the Commission wherein she will likely outline her concerns about what sort of license could be granted Privé, if any, from this point.

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