Lance Gilman, owner of several brothels and partner in an industrial park in rural northern Nevada, told the Nevada Appeal a company Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said wouldn't move to the state because of concerns about legalized prostitution is still moving to the state.
Reid, the U.S. Senate majority leader, told an audience of legislators in state capital Tuesday, it was time to outlaw prostitution because it hindered the recruitment of other business. Prostitution is illegal in Clark and Washoe counties but allowable in several rural counties.
He cited as an example an unidentified company that wouldn't move to Storey County, where Gilman owns brothels near the Reno-Tahoe Industrial Center.
The Nevada Appeal reports Gilman, who is also managing-partner of the industrial center, said the company in question is, indeed, moving to Storey County.
From the newspaper:
"Despite the concerns that business expressed to Reid, Gilman said that same company still is opening a location in the Storey County industrial park and is currently in escrow for a building (he said he can't release the name of the company because of a non-disclosure agreement).
“I'm dumbfounded,” Gilman said. “I absolutely can't imagine where he's coming from in a time when the economy is so difficult and budgets are so difficult to suggest to rescind the approvals to operate these houses.”