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A sneak peek into Atomic Liquors

A view from the bar. PHOTO: SCOTT DICKENSHEETS
A view from the bar. PHOTO: SCOTT DICKENSHEETS
A jukebox that plays 45s. PHOTO: SCOTT DICKENSHEETS
A jukebox that plays 45s. PHOTO: SCOTT DICKENSHEETS
Co-owner Derek Stonebarger, who also owns Theatre7. PHOTO: SCOTT DICKENSHEETS
Co-owner Derek Stonebarger, who also owns Theatre7. PHOTO: SCOTT DICKENSHEETS
A wall of vintage signs. PHOTO: SCOTT DICKENSHEETS
A wall of vintage signs. PHOTO: SCOTT DICKENSHEETS
Vintage machines, left to right: cigarettes, gumballs, exercise bike. PHOTO: SCOTT DICKENSHEETS
Vintage machines, left to right: cigarettes, gumballs, exercise bike. PHOTO: SCOTT DICKENSHEETS

CityLife got a sneak peek into the renovated Atomic Liquors, which plans to open in the next couple of months. The bar has been reupholstered, a juke box and original atomic-themed art were added, and the bathrooms were redone, with doors labeled "Joes" and "Stellas" instead of "men" and "women" -- an homage to the late owners, Joe and Stella Sobchik. In 1952, the Sobchiks obtained Las Vegas' first packaged-liquor sales license and off-site sales permit, which the bar still holds today. Recently, the new owners discovered a safe in the floor of the bar, which they intend to cover with glass and leave visible. Next door, they plan to turn an existing building into a live-music venue called The Bunker.