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Judge Rejects Bid to Build on Moulin Rouge Site in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge scuttled a plan to build on the historic site of the first racially integrated casino in Las Vegas, citing infighting in the would-be development firm and a better offer from another buyer.

Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez’s ruling on Tuesday came seven weeks after a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Moulin Rouge property in the West Las Vegas neighborhood.

Boris London, an estranged managing member of Moulin Rouge Holdings LLC, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he’s cutting ties to the development firm and is relieved the judge rejected the sale.

Another company member, Scott Johnson, says he’s not giving up.

The 5-acre site Moulin Rouge site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It was ravaged by fire in 2009.

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