A second of the beleaguered Firefly restaurants closed over the weekend. The Sahara Avenue location next to Village Square shuttered after service on Sunday.
Owners John and Tabitha Simmons left a message on Facebook, telling fans, ""It is with great sadness that we report today will be our last day of service at the West Sahara Firefly*. In an effort to continue revamping our operations and focus our full energy on delivering a safe, consistent, quality and fun dining experience to our loyal fans, it is necessary for is to downsize our operations. We cannot say enough about the efforts of the new management and staff at this location. We will do our absolute best to rehire as many employees as possible at our Paradise location.
"We are grateful for your patronage and we hope to see you again at our Paradise location."
The Henderson location closed in April on the heels of a Southern Nevada Health District inspection that found 38 demerits at the restaurant after a routine inspection. On April 4, inspectors returned to the Firefly on Eastern and gave it an A grade with eight demerits. Three employees held responsible for the spoiled food, employees not washing their hands, food unprotected from potential contamination and other demerits were fired.
Last year, the original Firefly on Paradise Road was shuttered by SNHD after a salmonella outbreak made 294 people ill. SNHD found chorizo to be the cause of the outbreak. That location closed and moved north.