Ron Jeremy and Heidi Fleiss speak about their friend and prominent brothel owner Dennis Hof’s death at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada brothel owner and Republican candidate for Nevada State Assembly District 36, Dennis Hof has died. He was 72. Nye County Sherriff’s office confirmed. Hof owned Love Ranch brothel, located in Crystal, Nevada.
Sonja Bandolik, the Madam-on-the-Menu at the Love Ranch South brothel, owned by Dennis Hof, talks about how the brothel was shut down by Nye County officials due to an alleged lapse in license renewal. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Thursday’s headlines: prostitutes may co-own brothel, child with history of being abused dies, thunderstorm rolls through Las Vegas valley. Elaine Wilson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
1. Part of Las Vegas Boulevard was shut down overnight after a fire on the roof of the Bellagio Hotel. The roof of a few shops near the famed fountain caught fire but burned for under half an hour. Nobody was injured and no hotel rooms were affected. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
2. Wal-Mart will be investing millions of dollars into 3 Las Vegas Valley properties. Wal-Mart on Serene near Eastern will be remodeled, along with Sam’s Club on Arroyo Crossing Parkway near Rainbow and Sam’s Club on Craig Road near Losee Road. The update and remodels are a part of a wave of renovations by the company.
3. A brothel owner has plans for a Raiders-themed property near Las Vegas. Dennis Hof’s seventh brothel has the planned name of Pirate’s Booty Sports Brothel and says the location could be “the official prostitution provider to one of the NFL’s most storied franchises.”