Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith has done some digging into the bizarre management and control issues that have taken place at CityCenter’s tenant restaurant and nightclub Beso/Eve. I have been reporting on the odd happenings at this business since earlier this year when I discovered an association with the controversial Steve Davidovici.
Since then there have emerged accusations of violence against employees and even against a customer as well as charges of financial irregularities–none of this got any attention from authorities. Finally, one group of owners seized control of the property with the help of hired muscle and a lawyer. At the time, public relations for the club told me I was exaggerating the situation. How so was never made clear to me.
But according to Smith, it looks like the opposite may be the case. Smith writes that the events and alleged incidents surrounding Beso/Eve: “Shouts for an investigation from Nevada gaming regulators and law enforcement ranging from Metro to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”
In truth, it seems like local authorities are embarrassing themselves with a pattern of avoiding looking into any problem (and not just at Eve/Beso) at CityCenter. Surely they get the same e-mails from disgruntled customers that I do?
Here is my prediction: This unwillingness by regulators and authorities to face problems at this project deemed too-big-to-fail (even a tenant at the project) will one day result in a series of humiliations at every level in our regulatory structure— from construction to gaming– for Nevada authorities.