surface over effort to
sell infamous Crazy Horse
believe that they USED Cushman Wakefield and
potential buyers to get an internal
deceiving everyone into believing
they were sellers,
and now are trying to buy a Certificate
on a dilapidated death trap with
INSIDE VEGAS by Steve Miller
December 10, 2012
LAS VEGAS - Sometimes during the holidays,
people are distracted and strange things can happen. Back in June 2012,
the Las Vegas City Council granted
temporary adult use zoning to the shuttered Crazy Horse Too strip club
to help its new owners find a qualified buyer. The investment group out
of Los Angeles hired a real estate agency, and this ad was placed on the
internet and mailed to prospective buyers.
The exclusive listing broker Cushman & Wakefield|Commerce is pleased
to present the opportunity to acquire the Former Crazy Horse Too Gentlemen?s
Club & Industrial Property located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The property
is the recent benefactor of a City of Las Vegas Ordinance which revives
the potential to have adult use, tavern, or both uses at the property.
Historically the property enjoyed a reputation of one of the top clubs
in Las Vegas and with a location less than ½ mile from the Strip
is one of the most accessible adult-use properties near the Resort Corridor.
The property is being offered on an as-is basis and the asking price
is adjusted to account for the as-is sale, existing deferred maintenance/repairs,
closing on the transaction without full license approval, and down time
to commence operations. The property is being sold on an all-cash basis
and interested parties shall be required to provide full financial qualification
with proof of funds in conjunction with their offer.
Call for Offers deadline: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 5:00pm PDT
FULL LISTING: http://www.comre.com/crazyhorse/index.html
October 23 came and went, and no sale was
announced. A concerned Industrial Road property owner sent me this email.
We have a situation brewing at
the CH2 which you need to be made aware of. Specifically, (the California
owner) used Cushman Wakefield to try to get a free market valuation of
the property by deceiving Cushman Wakefield into marketing the property
for sale, then reneging on all offers to purchase saying "they are going
to try to open Crazy Horse themselves".
I believe that they USED Cushman
Wakefield and potential buyers to get an internal valuation while deceiving
everyone into believing they were sellers, and now are trying to buy a
Certificate of Occupancy on a dilapidated death trap with no parking!
I saw the property first hand.
The property is in deplorable condition and is a hazard to the community
and must be demolished. Furthermore, the property sits on soil polluted
with hydrocarbons that have seeped into the ground from the railroad, auto
repair shop, and prior uses; hazardous waste for decades. Accordingly,
the entire property must be abated of the hazardous waste and the soil
must be remediated from these toxic conditions in order to be safely habitable.
The property must have a Certificate
of Occupancy issued by the City of Las Vegas before it can even apply for
a liquor and adult use license, yet the property is in tear down condition.
The copper electrical wiring and plumbing has been stripped from the building,
the HVAC units have been stolen and stripped, the roof is collapsing, and
the sewer system is inoperable; there is no ADA compliance and there is
no fire sprinkler system.
I believe the owners have been
less than transparent about the horrible building and soil conditions,
and I've been told they intend on trying to get through the Las Vegas city
inspections and licensing by using a band aid approach and not properly
repairing the building nor disclosing the hazardous soil conditions and
remediating it prior to opening, causing a health hazard and potential
death trap for its customers and the community. I've heard they're talking
to operators who they will employ to run the place including cronies of
Rick Rizzolo. (The owners) did not disclose to buyers the soil hazards
which will cost over $1M to remediate, nor the half million dollars of
repairs to the electrical and sewer/plumbing. This shows what I perceive
as their sneakiness and lack of transparency and their possible intent
to deceive or pay off the city inspectors for a Certificate of Occupancy.
(The owners) obviously think that
they can influence someone at City Hall to look the other way and give
them an occupancy permit so they can file for licensing without doing the
repairs and remediating of hazardous waste products (a Federal Law).
Furthermore the property is not ADA compliant (American with Disabilities
Act), nor is the building properly fire sprinklered for public use.
The property truly is a "tear down" and should be RED TAGGED by the city.
Again, they are obviously confident they can convince someone at Las Vegas
City Hall to let them open!
There is no way that they can fix
all of the electrical, plumbing, sewer. HVAC, add sprinklers and ADA compliance,
and remediate the hydrocarbons in the soil and get an occupancy permit,
then apply for a license and have it heard by (the deadline) June 22nd
to try to reopen the CH2 to the extreme detriment of the neighborhood.
Furthermore, they don't intend on doing any of this work themselves, and
are being secretive about their operator (possibly a Rizzolo crony); also
the city can't give them an occupancy permit without adequate parking which
this building lacks for club use. Minimum Parking Requirement is a City
Law based upon square footage of club to protect integrity of neighborhood.
The 10 year lease with the State of NV has expired for parking under the
overpass and will not be renewed.
You must expose these facts now.
I believe they intend on circumventing the steps to the detriment of the
public so that they can try to recoup their lost investment. You
can be assured that Rick Rizzolo et. al. is behind the "third or fourth
curtain"...just like the Wizard of Oz, as it is impossible for this club
to open by June 22nd (the date the zoning expires for good) with the current
repairs, sprinklering, ADA work, roofing, and hazardous waste abatement,
parking deficiencies, and licensing investigation...work that hasn't even
You need to make it clear that you
and the City of LV won't stand for any more "preferential treatment" so
the CH2 can reopen. The present Mayor is the wife of Rizzolo's former attorney.
This group shouldn't be able to pay Jay
Brown, ex-Mayor Oscar Goodman's law partner, to skirt zoning laws for
parking, ADA, fire sprinklers, and habitable safe interior PRIOR to even
applying for the license which cannot occur by June 22nd (unless it's extended),
as no parking can be created, and there is likely no time available to
complete all the other work and then apply for license investigation with
I have evidence that they have been
in discussions with Rizzolo and his cronies which will assure continued
robberies, beatings, and deaths if the place re-opens; that's the Rizzolo
Take a personal stand and make sure
the laws of Las Vegas will no longer be modified to facilitate the re-opening
of CH2 when every other business and property owner in Las Vegas must abide
by the strict city ordinances. The owners of CH2 already paid Brown once
to modify the City Charter to get 12 months to open the club, and now feel
emboldened that they can pay a few more dollars and either get an extension,
or completely skirt the city building codes altogether for fire sprinklers
and mechanical and electrical compliance, and the insurmountable hurdle
of city zoning ordinances for parking based upon square footage. The CH2
would need to be 30% smaller than its current size based upon its lack
of parking under current zoning law.
Please take an aggressive stand
now as these are facts, and the City Planning Commission and Council must
be made aware that they will be under a microscope if they ignore city
ordinances and state and federal laws to give further preferential treatment
to Jay Brown's (Oscar Goodman's) clients who I believe can buy their occupancy
permit and adult use license for the right price.
Put this miserable story to an end.
Don't let this cockroach of a club resurrect itself. Protect the general
public from a death trap. The owners picked the wrong place to park their
money, and the wrong persons to help them get it open, Brown and Rizzolo.
(Name withheld by request)
I submit the above email as one qualified
person's opinion, though I have not talked to the seller personally. However,
these past and present photos of the exterior of the Crazy Horse Too tell
a very sad story that any buyer should be aware of.
Sept. 20, 2001 (Photo by Buffalo
Sept. 20, 2001, Kirk
Henry being transported (Photo by Buffalo
11:30 PM, June 30, 2007, Crazy Horse Too parking lot (Photo by Mike
12:01 AM, July 1, 2007,
City officials close
Crazy Horse Too (Photo by Mike Christ)
July 2, 2007
July 3, 2012
Many persons believe that the long
sordid history of the infamous Crazy Horse Too, the political corruption
that allowed it to operate outside the law, and the lives it destroyed
should be enough to keep this scourge from ever re-opening. I agree.