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Clark County suspends 14 business licenses for defying shutdown order


Steve Marcus

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak responds to a question during a news conference at the Sawyer State Building in Las Vegas,Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Sisolak ordered a monthlong closure of casinos and other non-essential businesses in order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

Five liquor stores are among more than a dozen unincorporated Clark County businesses that have had their business licenses pulled for remaining open during a state government-ordered shutdown.

According to county officials, 14 business licenses were revoked between Saturday and Wednesday because they remained opened following Gov. Steve Sisolak’s March 17 order to close all nonessential businesses in the state due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Sisolak’s order, which is good for 30 days, was made in an effort to limit social activity and interaction in Nevada as the state prepares for what could be a large spike in coronavirus infections during the coming days and weeks.

Issued through the county’s department of business licensing, the suspensions are scheduled to last until the end of the state’s 30-day shutdown.

In addition to the county’s list, Metro Police have also been checking up on nonessential businesses.

As of Thursday, Metro had issued seven emergency suspension notices, according to a department official.

The 14 businesses shut down by the county included Dragons Gym, 3075 E. Flamingo Road; Smokers, 3310 Nellis Blvd.; 5.11 Tactical, 4305 Dean Martin Drive; DSW Designer Shoes, 3785 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; Vegas Auto Car Wash, 4942 Peralite Ave.; Sesma’s Car Wash (no address given); Liquor World, 6410 Rainbow Blvd.; Jones Liquor, 7080 S. Jones Blvd.; XO Liquor, 4825 W. Flamingo Road; Liquor Land, 6105 W. Tropicana Ave.; Total Wine & More, 6885 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; Rainbow Cigarettes, 4012 S. Rainbow Blvd.; Foliate Furniture, 7000 Placid St.; Trailer Source, 3112 N. Nellis Blvd.