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Hakkasan Accused of Diverting Customers from Light in Lawsuit

Plus no healthy Suzanne Somers cafe for you, Robuchon's expansion and more.

Light Nightclub
Light Nightclub
Chelsea McManus

Hospitality company MB BC Ltd., which owns Daylight and Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay, claims Hakkasan, which manages the clubs, “diverted customers away, and lured DJs and promoters to work at Hakkasan clubs, forcing employees to sign non-compete agreements,” according to Page Six. Hakkasan snatched up former Light Group nightclubs such as 1 OAK at the Mirage, The Bank at Bellagio and Light and Daylight along with restaurants including Yellowtail and Fix at the Bellagio for $36 million earlier this year. [Page Six]

Former Three’s Company star and Thighmaster hawker Suzanne Somers bows out of her show Suzanne Sizzles at Westgate, citing “entertainment and executive changes at Westgate.” That means no healthy Suzanne Somers cafe for you at the pool. [LVS]

Joël Robuchon’s expansion of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon includes plans to open in Miami by the end of 2016. A café and bakery dubbed La Boutique and upstairs outdoor dining concept La Terrace from the Chef of the Century are planned upstairs. Robuchon also opens L’Atelier in New York City and Montreal. [Blouin Art Info]

Everybody wants to be a part of the food and beverage industry. Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks, says his dream job is to be Guy Fieri. “My wife and I love visiting new cities and finding local cafés or pubs that are doing incredibly creative things with local ingredients. Here in Las Vegas, restaurants like Carson Kitchen and Glutton downtown are great examples of this.” [Vegas Inc]