Another nightclub shutters, this time amid legal troubles with the resort that hosted it. The Act Nightclub on the third level of the Grand Canal Shoppes closed after Saturday night without dishing out a reason for its demise.
The nightclub, an off-shoot of The Box in New York and London that was operated by Simon Hammerstein, opened last October with lurid acts including simulated urinating and sex acts and half-naked burlesque dancers.
Las Vegas Sands, the parent company of the Palazzo and Venetian, filed suit against The Act in August, claiming the scintillating acts within were a violation of the state's obscenity laws and put the resorts' gaming licenses at risk. The Act fired back with a restraining order, claiming the resort knew what types of entertainment the nightclub conducted.
VV Ventures was involved with The Act, as well as Rattlecan and First Food & Bar, Sammy DeMarco's two restaurants that closed abruptly back in March. When the restaurants closed, rumors raced that the nightclub was next to close.
Perhaps employees of The Act can find employment at Beacher's Madhouse, another burlesque-type club opening at the MGM Grand at the end of the year, or Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas' coming Rose.Rabbit.Lie.
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