Openings & Closings: Center offers health care answers, new pub on tap at MGM

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Twin Peaks Sports Bar

Twin Peaks, a Dallas-based chain known for its waitresses’ cheerleader-inspired, plaid outfits, is bringing its frosty beers to Henderson.

The new location opened this month.

Meanwhile, a modern burger joint closes as an “old sports pub” makes it debut. A health care customer service center opens, and an Indian eatery assures its customers that it will be back.

    • Twin Peaks Sports Bar Smokeburger Burger

      Twin Peaks

      Sports bar and grill Twin Peaks opened a second location in Southern Nevada this month.

      The mountain lodge-themed chain set up shop at 9510 S. Eastern Ave, Suite 100, Henderson. The location will serve its draft beer at a chilly 29 degrees, a Twin Peaks tradition, and servers will don the chain’s popular Lumber-Jill outfits.

      Founded in 2005, Twin Peaks has 46 locations in 19 states. Its Strip location at 3717 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 285, is the largest in the country.

    • ABX (American Burger Works) at the Excalibur.

      American Burger Works

      Industrial-themed eatery American Burger Works in the Excalibur has said its final farewells.

      The custom burger joint, which shut down temporarily in 2012 after its owners filed for bankruptcy protection, closed for good late last month, according to a representative of MGM Resorts.

      The representative didn’t disclose the reason for the closure or reveal what business will take over the empty space.

    • Nevada Health Co-op

      Nevada Health Co-op

      The nonprofit Nevada Health Co-op opened a walk-in customer service center Jan. 1.

      The free resource, located at 3900 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, has English- and Spanish-speaking staff members on hand to answer questions about the state health insurance exchange and insurance coverage.

      The Nevada Health Co-op is one of 25 state health insurance co-operatives created by the Affordable Care Act.

      The new service center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • The Samosa Factory

      The Samosa Factory, a restaurant offering a modern take on traditional Indian cuisine, closed Feb. 5.

      The vegan and vegetarian-friendly eatery, formerly located at 4604 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 6, Las Vegas, stated on its Facebook page that a dispute with the building’s landlord was to blame for the closure.

      “We will post updates when available outlining our plans and new location,” the message read. “Thank you for all of the support that you have shown us through the years.”

    • Tap Sports Bar at MGM Grand.


      Tap, a dining concept borrowed from MGM Grand Detroit, made its debut at the MGM Grand on Jan. 30.

      The bar describes itself as an “old sports pub” that puts a modern twist on classic pub dining while offering old-world-inspired decor.

      The 8,111-square-foot space also pays tribute to sports history with a collection of authentic memorabilia.

      Tap is open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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