Updated March 24, 2021 - 5:33 pm
The Rose. Rabbit. Lie. dinner and nightlife experience has played out.
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas CEO Bill McBeath confirmed via text Wednesday the venue is closing. The staff at the hotel’s second-floor supper club and entertainment annex was being informed throughout the day the club would be shutting down.
Expect hotel partner Spiegelworld, producers of “Opium” at the hotel’s showroom, to be part of the new vision and take over the creative vision for the new supper club.
In a statement, the Cosmopolitan PR team said:
“After seven incredible years of providing world-class dining and entertainment to our guests, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has closed to the public … We are privileged to have worked with the incredible Rose. Rabbit. Lie. culinary and performing talent and express our sincere gratitude for their hard work and commitment over the years.
“Looking ahead, we remain steadfast in our ongoing commitment to delivering dynamic, first-to-market restaurant concepts to our guests. We look forward to unveiling an exciting new culinary destination created in collaboration with our partners at Spiegelworld in the near future.”
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. opened in December 2013. At the time, the supper club was operated by Spiegelworld, which also produced “Vegas Nocturne” in the adjacent showroom. The show closed in June 2014, with the hotel taking over the restaurant. Spiegelworld has since opened “Opium,” which is expected to reopen in July, pending pandemic trends.
The restaurant and entertainment hang had been dark since January. RRL reopened in June, with staff and performers masked and distanced. Musical numbers fronted by Vegas favorites Skye Dee Miles and Savannah Lynx were interspersed in the dinner program. Chef Steve Gotham designed an inventive dinner menu.
Miles opened at the club on July 16, 2014 (remembering the date because it was her birthday), just after “Vegas Nocturne” departed and Cosmopolitan took over.
“I love RRL and my Cosmopolitan family. They allowed me to be “ME!” Miles said in a text. “The musicians and performers that filled that room were priceless, and their talent was untouchable. We were the originators of the renewed supper club.”
Miles said she regrets the show and employees will not reconvene for a final performance.
“I am sad not to have closure with the cast and the restaurant staff,” she said. “I am sad to not have a creative career job that paid me to do what I love. But I am thankful to the Cosmopolitan executives who gave me the opportunity to let me do what I do.”
Be confident that Miles will be back, and dressed for success. As she says, “After the tears, I’m only concerned about what to do with all my costumes!”
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