The Pahrump Regional Arranging Commission final week allowed new owners to reopen the Sunset Tavern on 680 S. East St. beneath the same grandfathered circumstances four years right after it closed.
Daryl Keppner applied for a conditional use permit to reinstate the grandfathered use, which by Nye County Code usually expires soon after a enterprise is closed far more than six months..
The 1,470-square-foot developing was constructed in 1967 and was a tavern before getting abandoned in 2008. The year 1967 predates Nye County development standards.
The property is zoned general industrial. Planner Beth Lee said the tavern is on four.three acres that’s portion of the Pahrump Mobile Home Park. The organizing division suggested approval of the permit.
RPC member Greg Hafen II asked why a grandfather clause had to be extended if a tavern was already permitted in a basic commercial zone. Lee said it exempts the owners from bringing the property up to present building codes, like a paved parking lot.
The owners can’t expand a grandfathered use.
The matter was approved without significantly discussion. The district lawyer’s office issued a legal opinion Could 12 that a conditional use permit would enable a grandfathered use to extend, or to be reinstated on a home.
The owners are required to receive a town business license and submit a tenant improvement application for any interior construction or modifications.
Keppner and his companion Ruth Edwards, in a letter to the RPC, wrote they moved to Pahrump 14 years ago to reside with their parents and grandparents. The pair have two kids who are in college, yet another is a freshman at Pahrump Valley High.
“We have both worked in this community and are now prepared to start our personal company,” the letter mentioned.
Keppner’s mother, a 20-year resident of Pahrump, not too long ago died, she had owned a bar called The Bounty Hunter, in Phoenix.
“We want to open the Pahrump Bounty Hunter as a tribute to this special woman. Our wish is for The Bounty Hunter to be a respectable environment for Pahrump to relax and enjoy,” the letter states.
Keppner said he’s cleaning it up as it’s been vacant for a although. He wanted to open by March but expects it could take up to six months for the county to issue the liquor license.
That would be a step up from when the Sunset Tavern was colloquially identified as “the laundromat bar” when it existed, as there was a laundromat attached. Bar patrons would shake dice and the person with the low score would have to place quarters in the dryer in the wintertime to help warm the establishment.
The washers and dryers have been removed.
* A conditional use permit was approved for Jane Tyrka to open an indoor swap meet in the old Farmer’s Insurance creating at 2210 E. Industrial. Dr. Tyrka hopes it will supplement the fixed income of her and her husband.
Nell Worden opened the Farmer’s Insurance organization in Pahrump in 1977, Robert Worden left in December 2010 to take a job with Farmer’s insurance at their corporate offices in Minneapolis and Chad Goins took over the agency. The offices were moved to 1401 S. Highway 160.
“This might give me an chance to meet the neighborhood and get a small a lot more involved,” Tyrka stated. “The town of Pahrump loves swap meets due to the fact it offers us a location to send the people who park along the side of the highway and try to sell their junk. It was a actual challenge prior to there was any swap meet.”
Tyrka plans to have swap meets two to 3 days per week employing a two,520-square-foot constructing on a half-acre situated in the general commercial zone. It will be about the corner from a swap meet held behind Sunflower Fashions on Loop Road and Highway 160.