6:45 PM, Jan 5, 2016
The future of The Las Vegas Showgirl Museum is up in the air right now.
It opened in 2010, but it could be forced to close down for good. An anonymous complaint was filed with Clark County, and after investigating the county discovered the museum has been operating without a use permit.
"We're not doing it for money. We're doing it to keep the image of the showgirl alive and to keep all this history that is based in Las Vegas in the eyes of the public," curator Grant Philipo said.
It will be up to the planning commission to decide if a use permit will be used, but Philipo says he is going to fight for his museum. This is his passion, and he says Las Vegas deserves this piece of history.
"We're not out to compete with anyone. We truly believe that Vegas has enough history for a million museums, let alone the number of the museums that are here," says Philipo.