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Marijuana Lounges Approved by Las Vegas

Plus Khai Vu lands a new gig in New York City

Grand Opening Of MedMen Downtown Las Vegas
impersonator Shane Pattersen examines cannabis flower during the grand opening of MedMen Downtown Las Vegas on July 18, 2018, in Las Vegas.
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NEW YORK CITY — Khai Vu, the chef behind District One Kitchen & Bar, Le Pho, and Eater 38 newcomer Mordeo Boutique Wine Bar, will run Saigon Social on the Lower East Side when it opens this summer. The Vietnamese restaurant from Restaurant Daniel alum Helen Nguyen features a casual setting focused on Vietnamese comfort food, with both classic and lesser known noodle dishes planned. [Eater NY]

LAS VEGASLas Vegas becomes the first city in the state, and one of the few nationwide, to legalize marijuana lounges. The Las Vegas City Council voted to allow lounges within the city on Wednesday. Marijuana consumption is illegal in casinos. Only the 12 city-licensed marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas will be able to open lounges for the first 12 months. Lounges won’t serve alcohol nor sell marijuana, and consumers have to be least 21 years old and bring their own marijuana into the location. The new special use permit goes for $5,000 yearly and lounges will be first approved by the city council. Look for the first to start going through the approval process in about four months. The first marijuana dispensaries opened in Nevada in July 2017. Note that the Las Vegas Strip, and the casinos there, are not part of Las Vegas and overseen by the Clark County. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

25 Places To Buy Edible Marijuana in Las Vegas [ELV]

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Le Pho

353 E Bonneville Ave #115, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 384-5563

Mordeo Boutique Wine Bar

5420 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89146 (702) 545-0771 Visit Website

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District One Kitchen & Bar

3400 South Jones Boulevard, , NV 89146 (702) 413-6868 Visit Website

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