It’s a sad state of the economy and doesn’t say too much for Nevada when a water surcharge forces long time bar to close.
That’s exactly what happened to Larry’s Hideaway which has been open for 20 years . The longtime favorite bar for many will close their doors Friday.
8NewsNow reported that Brent Howard, President of Larry’s Hidaway says the cost of operating the business increased over the years.
A new water bill fee is what sealed the bar’s fate. Howard lamenting over the huge bill said,
“I think it’s unfair to go after businesses. The bill was five hundred and forty dollars for the total bill. The water usage on the bill was sixty dollars.”
Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak sits on the Southern Nevada Authority Board of Directors said that the bill passed, “was presented that it was going to be a modest charge to everybody. This is far from a modest charge.”
Perhaps as a Clark County Commissioner, it would have prudent for Sisolak to ask for details first before supporting any type of measure. Isn’t that their job as an elected official?
Although it is nice to be sympathetic after the fact, that sympathy will not help Larry’s Hideaway.
Larry’s Hideaway has been a home away from home for many offering an array of activities from billiards, live music, dancing to great food and was very proud to have been VOTED BEST BY THE RJ 2011as the best Country Bar in Las Vegas!
Calls to Lisa, the Manager have not been returned as of yet. An email was sent to Councilman Sisolak’s office for a comment as well.