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Another Firefly restaurant set to close

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Firefly’s West Sahara location in 2010.

The owners of the local Firefly restaurants announced today the closing of their restaurant at 9560 W. Sahara Ave., in the Village Square shopping center. June 22 will be the last day of service.

A message sent by owners John and Tabitha Simmons states: In an effort to continue revamping our operations and focus our full energy on delivering a safe, consistent, quality and fun dining experience to our loyal fans, we will be closing our West Sahara Firefly. We cannot say enough about the efforts of the new management and staff at this location, however at this time it is necessary for us to downsize our operations. We will do our absolute best to rehire as many employees as possible at our Paradise location.

It's the second closing of a Firefly restaurant in recent months. The company shuttered its southeast location on Eastern Avenue in April, citing inconsistent business and a desire to focus on operations at its newest restaurants: Firefly on Paradise, at 3824 Paradise Road, which opened in May of 2013; and Tacos & Beer, at 3900 Paradise Road, which opened this April.

Firefly's owners have been working to overcome the fallout from a salmonella outbreak that closed its original location on Paradise Road last year. John Simmons opened his original restaurant there in 2003. The West Sahara Firefly has been operating since 2010.

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