Foreclosure Sale Set for Churchill County Brothel

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A Jan. 15 foreclosure sale has been set for Salt Wells Villa, Churchill County's only operating brothel.

But owner James Kopulos said negotiations are underway to try to prevent the sale, scheduled to take place in front of the Churchill County Courthouse.

Kopulos bought the brothel 15 miles east of Fallon in 1996 for $250,000, the Lahontan Valley News and Fallon Eagle Standard reported.

According to court documents, he failed to make a $2,500 loan payment that was due last January and has failed to pay monthly installments since then, the newspaper reported.

In the meantime, Kopulos has applied for a zone change and special use permit to allow adult entertainment or an adult cabaret on the property.

Churchill County planning commissioners are scheduled to consider the application Jan. 14, one day before the scheduled foreclosure sale.