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Houston bar loses liquor license over human trafficking investigation

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Vegas Nite Club in north Houston is facing allegations of prostitution and human trafficking.

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Vegas Nite Club in north Houston has had its license revoked amid prostitution and human trafficking allegations.

Vegas Nite Club in north Houston has had its license revoked amid prostitution and human trafficking allegations.

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Vegas Nite Club, an establishment located at 12629 W Hardy Rd in north Houston, has had its liquor permit canceled due to an ongoing investigation accusing the bar of prostitution and human trafficking, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) said in a release on Thursday.

On March 26, officers from TABC’s Special Investigations Unit visited Vegas Nite Club and “discovered a suspected brothel.”

The release said investigators spoke with several women they think work at Vegas Nite Club. The operation led to the TABC permanently revoking the establishment’s liquor license and criminal charges filed.


Vegas Nite Club is located just off the Hardy Toll Road in north Houston, between the 610 Loop and Beltway 8. According to Google, the club is open 24 hours, seven days a week and currently has a 4.7 rating based on three Google reviews. Two of the reviews in question are single emojis—a peace sign and a thumbs up, respectively.

“TABC Victim Services offered assistance to all of the possible victims of human trafficking identified that night,” the TABC release added.

It is the TABC’s policy to cancel liquor licenses if the permitted business hinders “the general welfare, health, peace, morals, and safety of the people,” according to the statement.

The agency served Vegas Nite Club a 90-day suspension in March before canceling its permit permanently on April 14. The club is located near the Hardy Toll Road in the Hardy Heights neighborhood and shares a building with an M&M Food Market.



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