Thursday, June 10, 1999 | 11:17 a.m.
A Las Vegas subcontractor sued the contractors who led Texas Station's recent expansion, claiming it wasn't paid for about $150,000 in work.
A&B Painting West Inc. named Tri Star Theme Builders Inc. and PCL Construction as defendants. It indicated it placed a mechanic's lien against Texas Station, which is owned by Station Casinos Inc. Station wasn't named as a defendant.
A&B said it provided painting services at the casino, located at 2100 Texas Star Lane in North Las Vegas, from October to March. It claims it is still owed $149,800 from the contract. A&B also named Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Maryland, Tri Star's and PCL's surety company, as a defendant, and is seeking payment from those companies' surety bond.
Texas Station finished its expansion in February. The $55 million project nearly doubled the casino's size, to 270,000 square feet. Tri Star and PCL were in a joint venture to handle the expansion.
Zac Henson, a partner in the joint venture, said A&B wasn't paid because of "concerns we had over the labor performed," without elaborating.