Actress Eva Longoria has dismissed reports suggesting her Las Vegas restaurant was closed after failing a health inspection.
The former Desperate Housewives star partnered with bosses at U.S. restaurant chain Morton's The Steakhouse to open the SHe eaterie inside the Aria Resort and Casino in 2012.
The restaurant closed for good last weekend (24-25May14), and subsequent speculation suggested its demise was due to a brief shuttering in April (14) after receiving 21 demerits for health code violations from Southern Nevada Health District officials.
Now Longoria has blasted the rumours, taking to Twitter.com to write, "Just to be clear, the steakhouse in Vegas Did Not close for health violations. We had an 'A' rating at time of closure. People should read more carefully. SHe Las Vegas was originally concepted as a nightlife entertainment venue. Since the closing of the nightclub venue, we have been met with considerable resistance from our Landlord to re-concept the nightlife theme which impacted our ability to deliver on our guests' experience."
SHe restaurant offered smaller-portion dishes for weight-conscious female customers.
The actress still runs one of Los Angeles' top restaurants - Beso has been a Hollywood hotspot since 2008.