By Charlene Dean
Business has been slow for most restaurants and bars here. The suppressed economy will eliminate one more at the end of this month.
Sugar’s Too, owned by Sarah Chapman, is throwing what Chapman calls a “goodbye party” tomorrow at the bar and restaurant located at 3971 E. Kellogg Road. Her lease is not being renewed.
The entertainment will begin at 5 p.m; with Chapman’s father, “Diamond Dan” Schinhofen at the mic. A DJ will spin tunes beginning at 8 p.m. Sugar’s hasn’t touted any live entertainment for several months.
Tonight will also be a party with a hip-hop band called No Leadway performing beginning at 9 p.m.
Building owner Wendy Black said she has plans to take over the bar Feb. 1. The name will change to The Coyote Den. Black owns two Coyote Corner convenience stores and since the bar is adjacent to one of them, she will carry the coyote name forward.
She said her bar manager is already in place for the change. “Molly is very capable. She manages the store and before she moved here from Colorado, she ran the Denver Bronco stadium.”
“The first thing we want to do is some remodeling,” Black said. Black has never owned/run a bar before but said, “I didn’t know how to run a convenience store when I first started either. Now I’m good at it.”
She is currently looking at leasing the restaurant space.
In other news …
• Off 160 Coffee House has added Tuesday to its open mic nights.
Irene Knapp said the Friday night session, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., has been a popular event for her business. When Tuesday’s entertainer had to step down, she opted to use the slot for another open mic night.
Off 160 has added hours, too. Normally closed on Sundays, Knapp has decided to open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
• Tickets are still available for the Pioneer Territory CASA Mardi Gras fundraiser scheduled for Feb. 9 at Mountain Falls.
There will be a Cajun dinner, a live and silent auction and live entertainment.
Tickets are $75 per person or $145 per couple and are available by calling the CASA office at 513-9514.
• Symphony Animal Foundation will sponsor two events in February.
Founder Laraine Harper said SAF will hold an Adopt-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Bass Pro Shops in Las Vegas. She said two cats and five dogs will make the trip looking for forever homes.
A fundraiser for SAF will be the “Sweetheart of a Deal” event scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 9 in Sniffany’s “barking lot.” The thrift store is located at the corner of Gamebird Road and Pahrump Valley Boulevard.
There will be new comforters, sheets, drapes, electronics, jewelry and household items for sale.