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Pawn Star Corey Harrison teams up to buy Beauty Bar in Las Vegas

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Beauty Bar has become a significant venue for electronic music.
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Fremont East’s Beauty Bar has been sold, and one of its new owners has a very familiar face. Corey Harrison, one of the stars of History Channel’s Pawn Stars, has confirmed that he and Darin Feinstein, part-owner of LA’s Viper Room, have completed a deal to buy the 9-year-old Downtown music anchor from Paul Devitt, effective July 1.

“Darin knows how to run bars and knows how to do it right. I’m not running it myself, but I wanted to be a part of it,” Harrison tells the Weekly. “We’re 50-50 partners and together we own 90 percent, so we are the majority owners. The former owner still has 10 percent. I don’t do anything half-assed. I have a real stake in it.

“Neither of us really need the money,” he adds.” The deal did look good, but nobody is going to get rich off of it."

As for future plans, Harrison says, “We want to keep it open but make improvements to it. It’s dirty, run-down right now. If it’s going to represent me, it has to be better than what it has been. I want to bring it to the point where it is the bar Downtown again. Over the past few years it has been ignored a little as that area has grown around it.”

Devitt declined to comment on the news, per a confidentiality agreement he signed as part of the deal.

John Katsilometes contributed to this story.

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