(Carson City, Nevada) – After initially signaling a decision to remain open during Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s request that non-essential businesses shut down for 30 days, a number of Nevada’s legal brothels have reassessed and are closing their doors.
“Late Wednesday afternoon the governor’s office specifically added brothels to its list of designated non-essential businesses,” said Suzette Cole, owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch and three other legal brothels in Lyon County. “In light of that announcement, we’ve decided to voluntarily comply until further notice.”
Cole said she concurs with what The Mustang Ranch in Storey County said in their own statement…
“While we very much support Storey County’s position that all businesses in the county may remain open during this challenging time, we also understand the intentions of the governor’s recent call for a 30-day statewide closure of many businesses.
“The health and safety of the women that work at the Mustang Ranch and our guests remains our foremost priority and we will work with local and state government to evaluate the need to close the Mustang Ranch for the full 30 days and make announcements regarding continue operations in the near future.”
Louis Goldberg, owner Inez’s D&D and Mona’s Ranch, and Gabriel Ornelas, owner of the Desert Rose Gentlemen’s Club, have also decided close operations in Elko until further notice.
“We want to be part of the solution, not the problem,” Goldberg said.
“We’re all in this together,” added Ornelas. “In the end, we’ll all come out of this stronger, healthier and ready for the future.”
In addition, Sheri’s Ranch and the Chicken Ranch in Nye County have also closed operations.
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