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The Act owners return to court, seek more exposure for skits

The owners of The Act nightclub returned to court Thursday to secure more exposure for their recently sanitized repertoire of adult-themed skits.

District Judge Susan Scann on Thursday ordered the restoration of signs and a valet elevator that was in place before April 22, when Las Vegas Sands Corp. executives decided they wanted The Act removed from the Grand Canal Shoppes spanning the Venetian and the Palazzo. The Act owners consider this marketing element crucial because of the club’s obscure, third-floor location in what was formerly called the Shoppes at Palazzo.

Sands attorney Charles McCrea said Las Vegas Sands had already restored many of the signs pointing out the route to The Act, as well as mentions on The Venetian and Palazzo websites. Bringing them back was an obligation that came when Sands got a favorable ruling from Scann that excised the most graphic depictions from the sexually themed vignettes The Act stages nightly.

Still, said The Act attorney Pat Lundvall, the club was featured on a resort marquee and its patrons were given access to an elevator to the third floor that was paired with valet parking. Lundvall said she was denied access last week when she said she was going to The Act in response to a valet attendant’s question.

McCrea had argued that the elevator had been previously provided to The Act as a “gratuity” and not a part of the club’s lease. It is intended for customers of the high-end Barney’s store also on the third floor.

Reporter Tim O’Reiley can be reached at toreiley@reviewjournal.com or at 702-387-5290

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