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Wayne Newton’s proposed ‘Graceland West’ to get another public hearing

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The tail of a jet plane can be seen Tuesday over a wall on the property of entertainer Wayne Newton. Newton, who lives at Pecos and Sunset roads, may create an attraction on the property that could include a museum and a theater where he'll perform after people complete a tour.

The Paradise town advisory board will meet tonight at the Clark County Government Center instead of its usual meeting place, the Paradise Park Recreation Center.

The change of venue comes because legendary Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton is submitting plans to build a museum and give tours of his house in a new venture he calls "Graceland West." Newton's 38-acre property is near the southwest corner of Pecos and Sunset roads in the Paradise area, which covers much of the Las Vegas Strip and the area south and southwest of it.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. in the Clark County Commission chambers.

Newton is seeking a zoning change, a use permit and a number of development waivers for his project, as well as submitting a design review for the facility.

A recent meeting between Newton and neighbors had a large turnout, and John Williams, the board's chairman, said Tuesday's meeting is expected to have similar attendance.

The town board will give a recommendation to the Clark County Commission, which will hear the item Nov. 17.

The Clark County Government Center is located at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.

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  1. I hope the Waynester plans on serving pasta to more people than just Ellen Griswold.

    Vegas Vacation 1997 Warner Bros.

  2. How a guy can be in the entertainment business since age 11 and be in so much debt is beyond me. Personally I think that Jet that can be seen from the street is ugly and I think the neighborhood associations should vote this down.

  3. Dylan:

    Clark County's Official Records show a limited liability company, not Wayne Newton or his family's trust, as the owner of the Casa Shenandoah ranch and as the owner of the probable site of the theater across Sunset from the ranch.

    The owner's name on the ranch is C S D L L C (on tax records) and CSD LLC (on County Recorder's records).

    The tax records show the address of the ranch as 6629 S. Pecos, Town of Paradise, yet the Tax Bill Address is shown as 67 PANORAMA CREST LAS VEGAS NV 89135-7830.

    67 Panorama Crest is a house in Summerlin. The tax records show that property is owned by L J H LTD.

    The probable site(s) for a theater across Sunset from the ranch are Assessor's Parcels 162-36-802-032, 162-36-802-036, 162-36-802-037, or 162-36-802-038. The tax records show that those properties ALSO are owned by C S D L L C, whose tax bills are sent to 67 PANORAMA CREST,
    LAS VEGAS NV 89135-7830.

    The most recent seller of both the 67 Panorama Crest house, and the commercial properties described above are Mr. & Mrs. Lacy J. Harber. Mr. Harber appears to have interests in the aviation business and the oil business in Texas and Oklahoma.

    As a result, it is incorrect to say that Wayne Newton owns Casa Shenandoah or the commercial property across Sunset from it. CSD LLC is the record owner. That fact is borne out by the contents of the lawsuit complaint, previously published by the Sun, filed by CSD LLC against a woman who is a member of the Paradise Town Advisory Board. The plaintiff, CSD LLC, claims that it owns Casa Shenandoah. That claim is consistent with Clark County's Official Records.

    Among the claims made in that lawsuit is that it is derogatory and therefore defamatory (and a bunch of other business torts) to call Casa Shenandoah "Graceland West", so please protect The Sun by not using that term.

    If Wayne Newton shows up at the Paradise Town Advisory Board, or the County Planning Commission or the County Commissioners' meeting, and claims that he is one of the limited liability company members of CSD LLC, fine, call him the owner. However, if Mr. Newton does not show up and make that claim, please accurately report what the County Recorder's records show in terms of ownership of the ranch and the commercial property: CSD LLC

  4. Dylan,
    From all that I have read and heard from Wayne being interviewed, I do think he will show up at that meeting, and I do think that he still is in partners with CSD LLC, and that would entitle him to being partners in the Casa De Shenandoah Ranch.
    That is Wayne's home. He built it in 1965. I know in the past he was having financial problems, but I do feel that he is debt free, and ready for this project to go forward. Wayne, is a first class person and will always conduct himself as such!!