Strip club on hold as interest from renters grows for Bill’s
Nevada Appeal News Service
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – A deluge of interest from potential renters has made the possibility of a strip club inside of the former Bill’s Lake Tahoe casino unlikely, according to Mike Laub, the South Shore attorney who bought the Bill’s building in February.
Laub initially considered developing a strip club called “The Pearl” inside of the former casino, but has been surprised by potential renters’ enthusiasm for the building.
“It’s doubtful I’ll have any room for a club given the amount of interest right now,” Laub said during a phone interview on Wednesday.
It is unclear if a strip club would be legally permitted inside the former Bill’s casino following Douglas County Commissioners’ March approval of a body painting operation inside of MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa’s nightclubs.
Douglas County code prohibits “adult characterized businesses” from operating within 250 feet of each other.
Laub says he has received an average of 5 to 6 calls a day from a wide variety of prospective tenants since purchasing the property.
Since the attorney bought the building in February, contractors have been at work demolishing it’s interior. The removal of the building’s 11 foot ceilings was especially stunning, Laub said.
Sixteen foot tongue and groove ceilings will now greet visitors as they enter, Laub said.
Laub said he hopes to have agreements reached with renters by the end of April.
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