>Charlie Trotter has closed his Las Vegas restaurants, Restaurant Charlie and Bar Charlie, effective today.
Thursday night was the final night of service for both restaurants, located in the Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
The culprit, of course, is the economy, which has hit Las Vegas luxury properties and restaurants particularly hard. “We couldn’t be more proud and happy with the product,” confirmed Rochelle Smith Trotter, director of business development and, as of quite recently, Charlie’s wife. “We just celebrated two years out there. But we opened right at the beginning of the economic downfall.”