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Las Vegas casino implosions may be coming with demolitions planned

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Russ vegas Known as a place for gambling, parties and cut loose.

It also has a long history of blowing up buildings to make room for new ones. And now, a massive demolition pipeline is set to rebuild parts of the Strip and other pockets of southern Nevada.

It’s too early to tell if the building will be demolished Vegas-style. But overall, current and planned demolitions have forced property owners to overturn old properties and build something new in an ever-competitive and ever-expanding market in Southern Nevada. It reminds me that I have nothing to worry about.

Most recently, Houston billionaire Tilman Fetitta this month 43 story hotel casino Located on Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue.

Clark County issued the demolition permit the same day the county board approved Fertitta’s proposed skyscraper. The 6-acre grounds include a restaurant building, a souvenir shop, and a shuttered motel.

“Celebrate the Explosion”

This summer, New York investment firm Gindi Capital also won county approval for a 9.5-acre, three-story retail complex just south of Fertitta’s sprawl. It spans over 300,000 square feet and will replace an existing estate complex that includes the now-closed Hawaiian Marketplace.

Station Casinos’ parent company, Red Rock Resorts, announced this summer that it would sell Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson, which had been closed since the outbreak of the pandemic, and sell the sites.The locals-focused chain later announced plans break the little wild wild west Redevelop the site closer to the strip.

Reno real estate firm Tolles Development Co. Approximately 2 million square feet of industrial park A project to level out a closed hotel casino in a remote area about 25 miles south of the Strip.

Tolles partner Cory Hunt previously told the Review-Journal that the Terrible hotel and casino, which occupies part of the property acquired by Tolles, will be demolished after years of development. teeth filming crew Come and help us celebrate the blast.

“If you implode, do it Vegas style,” he said.

explosion history

Michael Green, associate professor of history at UNLV, said this week that Las Vegas is better at historic preservation than before. I pointed to the museum.

As someone who grew up in Las Vegas, Green said, “It was exhausting to see a classic place fall apart,” adding that his father was a casino dealer who worked at an imploded hotel.

However, he noted that older hotels may have contained asbestos or were not built with future expansion in mind, which could have prevented them from competing.

“Things have to change whether you like it or not, and sometimes you don’t like it,” Green said.

in Las Vegas A series of casino implosion In the 1990s and 2000s, developers tried to pack the Strip with new megaresorts. For nearly 15 years, America’s gambling capital has said a blast goodbye to hotels like Dunes, Sands, Desert Inn, Stardust and New He Frontier.


Eventually, the economy collapsed and construction largely came to a halt in southern Nevada. But as the real estate market recovered, other buildings faced explosive endings.

One of them was an unfinished condominium tower in the southwestern Las Vegas Valley.A large number of onlookers came to see sunday morning view In February 2015, Bloody Mary cocktails and mimosas were served to guests at a safe distance from the blast site.

Last month, the station began demolition of Texas Station and Fiesta Henderson. no fanfareBut if other owners opt for an implosion party, be prepared for a very Las Vegas event.

Contact Eli Segall [email protected] or 702-383-0342.follow @eli_segall on Twitter.

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