The owner of the shuttered Can Can Room says he wants to open a webcam studio in the shuttered Las Vegas strip club. But even if he lands approval from County Commissioners, his landlord says the Can Can Room’s lease would not allow for that kind of operation.
Sam Aldabbagh, whose decades-old, ramshackle strip joint saw its business license revoked last year, has filed plans to rent out private studios for live streaming in the former club at 3155 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, just west of the Strip behind the under-construction Resorts World Las Vegas.
He also wants a studio centered around a stage that would let “aspiring and professional exotic dancers” create dance videos for personal or commercial use, according to county records.
The business would not be open to the public.
Clark County commissioners are scheduled to consider the proposal Wednesday on appeal, following a denial early last month by Nancy Amundsen, director of the county’s comprehensive planning department.
Last year, Aldabbagh was sued by his landlord, who alleged the now-shuttered cabaret also operated an “illegal brothel” on the premises. That landlord, real estate firm The Siegel Group, bought the building that houses the Can Can Room in May and quickly sought to force Aldabbagh out.
In December, a judge in Las Vegas struck portions of the lawsuit, including the outlandish allegations that dancers were required to engage in sex acts with Aldabbagh and customers, that he employed a madam who collected money from patrons for sex acts, and that the Las Vegas strip joint had VIP rooms with beds where workers performed sex acts in exchange for compensation.
Michael Crandall, senior vice president at The Siegel Group, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that county approval for the proposed new business would be “irrelevant.”
“It 100 percent does not allow for this,” Crandall said.