Strip club sold to Utah-based group

The confirmed this week that the Kingdom Gentleman’s Club, along with many other parcels of land at Highway 160 and Homestead Road was lately sold to a celebration out of Utah for $ 1 million.

Former Nye County Commissioner Gary Hollis confirmed the sale of the property on Tuesday. It had been owned by brothel owner Joe Richards.

“After a lot of years, there will be no sexually-oriented firms at the intersection,” Hollis said. “This was anything Joe Richards was hunting to do for a long time. I made an announcement at the commission meeting just to inform county officials. I do not know what the new owners have planned for the house. That will all come out in due time.”

He said the kitchen equipment had been removed but wouldn’t disclose any plans for the property other than to say demolition of the building wasn’t in them.

Pahrump Town Board Vice Chair Bill Dolan mentioned on Tuesday that he’s received calls as of late from residents who’ve said they’ve noticed an unusual amount of activity at the club.

“I’ve had some inquiries into what was going on at the Kingdom because it was dark each and every night. They also stated a massive moving truck was there on Saturday morning at the backside of the establishment,” he said.

Even though it is nevertheless unclear what will turn into of the home, the vice chair stated there are a number of excellent alternatives for the site, which is zoned general industrial. Retail, mixed use, schools, hospitals and gas stations would qualify in that zoning district. There is also a three-bedroom home and land adjoining the nightclub and it, as well, was incorporated in the sale, Hollis said, producing it more viable as yet another sort of enterprise.

“I would initial like to see these risqué billboards removed,” Dolan mentioned. “I’ve heard a handful of items over the years about what would be a good match there. Back in 2009 or 2010, the county and the town looked at acquiring it for a welcoming center. The chamber of commerce at the time, volunteered to run it cost-free of charge, for getting permitted to have a chamber office there, but all that fell through of course. We genuinely require some thing there that would bring some pride to that intersection that would lead to more tourism and people visiting our neighborhood.”

In exchange, Richards would have removed all sexually-oriented marketing from the exterior of the establishment and agree to sign a non-development agreement for the property.

At the time, Town Lawyer Bret Meich told board members that according to NRS chapter 269 (Nevada Revised Statute), the town in no way had the authority to either de-annex or annex home.

“The law is quite clear that an ordinance is required to annex property. We can definitely overview previous ordinances to see if an ordinance was passed amending the boundaries of the town annexing property,” he mentioned during a February town board meeting.

In January the issue appeared before the Pahrump Town Board when Richards and Hollis requested that the land where the club now sits be de-annexed.

According to documents connected to the Kingdom sale, GNSL Pahrump LLC, based in Bountiful, Utah acquired the house following finalizing the deal late last month.

Details obtained from the Nye County Recorder’s workplace shows the organization along with six parcels of land was sold on Aug. 28 of this year, as requested by Chicago Title of Nevada which is handling the escrow.

According to the deed of trust, Mountain West Debt Fund LP primarily based in Salt Lake City, Utah is named as the lender.

Taylor Capital Group, LLC, with offices in Salt Lake City and Henderson, Nevada, is the basic companion and investment manager of Mountain West Debt Fund, LP.

There have been efforts to shutter the adult-themed enterprise more than the years, following Richards decided to open what is basically a “strip club” at the corner of 1 of the busiest intersections in the neighborhood.

When contacted for comment on the deal, Richards would only say that the home was nevertheless up for sale.

Efforts to speak to the new owners of the house have been unsuccessful by press time.

The Kingdom Gentleman’s Club received its organization license on Dec. 5 2003, according to the town’s enterprise license division. The original plans presented only mentioned it would be a restaurant and bar, but drawings showed what resembled a stripper’s pole and stage.

Brothel owner Dennis Hof bought Richards’ brothels in Crystal and Lathrop Wells, closing escrow on the Cherry Patch 2 in Lathrop Wells in October 2011. He was offered his brothel license for the Cherry Patch 1 and Mabel’s brothel in Crystal in August 2010.

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