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LBS Burger Joint to close February 3

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LBS Burger Joint, the very first restaurant concept created by local group Block 16 Hospitality, is set to close on February 3 at the Red Rock Resort.

The casual restaurant opened in 2008 and quickly became a locals’ favorite. A spokesperson for Station Casinos could not confirm if a new restaurant would take its place. Block 16 will continue to operate Pink’s Hot Dogs at the resort.

Block 16 was created when Las Vegas native and nightclub pioneer Billy Richardson partnered with veteran chef Anthony Meidenbauer. After launching LBS, the company brought Hollywood landmark Pink’s to Las Vegas in 2009 with a Strip-front location at Planet Hollywood; Red Rock’s version of Pink’s opened last year. Holsteins, the natural progression of the gourmet burger concept the company used to get off the ground, opened at Cosmopolitan in 2010, followed by the gastropub Public House at Venetian and the old-school Barrymore at the Royal Resort.

Less than two weeks ago, Block 16 opened Haute Doggery at the Linq, where the company will also debut Flour & Barley, a pizza and beer spot, in the coming months. The company is also planning to open the Blind Pig this year, a restaurant and lounge at the Panorama Towers.

"LBS Burger Joint has a lot of memories and success that we're proud of,” Meidenbauer said in a statement. “As this chapter closes, we're excited for new growth to Block 16's portfolio in early 2014. We're thankful to all our loyal guests and staff."

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