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New proposal introduced to allow minors in karaoke bars

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Karaoke bars are well-liked throughout the Las Vegas valley, however people who serve alcohol are off limits to minors.

In a current county commissioner meeting, a brand new proposal was introduced that might allow minors in karaoke bars the place alcohol is served.

County Commissioner Justin Jones, who issued the proposal, mentioned the attainable adjustments had been a good suggestion.

“I got some contacts from some of the karaoke establishments in my district because I represent Spring Valley and the Spring Mountain area,” he mentioned. “We think it should just be like any other type of activity. We will put some limitations on the number of hours minors can be in the karaoke place.”

Over at Kamu Ultra Karaoke at The Venetian, though it’s not up to code, they do allow minors in their facility till 10 p.m.

“We do allow family celebrations to come in here, we still want to accept the minor as a family unit, so they can have a good time together,” mentioned server Baihan Jiang. “They have to be with an adult, and we are not allowed to serve alcohol in the room.”

702 Karaoke instructed 8 News Now that not permitting minors in the karaoke rooms has made issues simpler for the business.

“Minors in the past, we used to accept them before a certain time, before 10 or 11 p.m. or they would have to be accompanied by parents,” mentioned 702 Karaoke proprietor Jeff Yi. “In my personal opinion, not allowing minors is easier to run logistically, just because minors, if they try to come in with their friends, they will try and sneak in beverages and as a business owner, you don’t want to deal with that liability.”

If you’re underneath 21 and wish to come to 702 Karaoke, they’ve their restaurant license, so minors are allowed in their eating space.

The subsequent step for the proposal is drafting an ordinance, which must be carried out this month with a closing vote occurring in May.

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