Algiers in Las Vegas coming down

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Algiers in Las Vegas coming down

Postby lasvegaslynn » Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:25 am

There was a blurb in Norm's column this morning in the RJ:

Algiers closing

The Algiers, another Las Vegas Boulevard hotel landmark going the way of the wrecking ball, is a month away from oblivion.

A blowout party is planned for Aug. 28-29, with the razing scheduled for midnight Aug. 31 by the Florida investors.

"But I hear they're going to keep the Candlelight Chapel, but move it," said Greg Schriver, bartender in the lounge.

I stopped in last week after a steak at Tommy's at the Algiers. If those walls could talk, I would still be there filling a notebook.

Local musical fixture 87-year-old Tom Harkenrider, known around town as "Mr. Organ," said he wouldn't miss it for the world.

Schriver said: "A lot of people who have been coming here for years have e-mailed to say they're driving or flying in. It's been here 51 years; people fell in love with the quaintness of the place, the old Las Vegas feel."

I hope the Neon museum is able to save the fabled Algiers sign.

As the city of the 21st century continues to grow, the town that was once there continues to fade from the landscape.

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Postby Futura Girl » Fri Jul 30, 2004 3:10 pm

this is totally depressing... i was thinking it would make a great location for a Mondo Vegas party next year :(

oh well....

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Algiers in Las Vegas coming down

Postby lasvegaslynn » Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:28 pm

According to the LV RJ today, developers are starting to get very interested in the north corridor of the Las Vegas Strip. With Steve Wynn's new resort set to open next Spring, Shel Adelson building more to the Venetian and now "the Donald" jumps into the fray deciding to put up the tallest tower west of the Mississippi on part of the Frontier property. In addition, Wet 'n Wild has been told it's lease is up and it is time to leave the property.

The article about Trump's plans include speculation that the Stardust and Frontier's properties (though owned by different owners both properties have huge lots) are both prime for extreme make-overs. Implosion of the Frontier has been a rumor that has circulated for the last few years. The Stardust however, is news. The article also says that the Riv (the first high rise on the Strip when it opened with 9 floors back in 1955), Circus Circus, Slots of Fun and the Westward Ho are possible candidates as well.

The La Concha and the Algiers may just be the beginning of the end of "old" Vegas on the Strip.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:31 am

Dangit! I was planning on staying at the Algiers in September for alittle Vegas visit. After staying in semi-cheap (crappy) hotels in the downtown area and always wishing I had brought my own sheets and towels, the Algiers was a wonderful surprise. It was clean, quiet and very well kept. A complete trip back in time. I'm so bummed to see it on it's way out!

Lynn, Please keep us posted! Thank you!

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Postby hiltiki » Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:11 pm

very sad news, I was planning on staying there next time I visited. A friend told me about the place. Last time I was there, I visited the place and got all the info on it, too bad.

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Stardust 45th Birthday...

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Hooters Hotel & Casino...Originally a HOJO

Postby roadsidepictures » Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:42 pm

The San Remo Hotel and Casino was first built as Howard Johnson's in the early 1970s, then became a slew of other casinos...the 20th Century, Paradise, Treasury, Polynesian and then the San Remo. Now it will become Hooters...I can't see it doing very well as the location isn't the best. The Hooter's Restaurants don't do nearly as well here in Las Vegas as they do in other locations.

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The Stardust's new old logo

Postby lasvegaslynn » Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:12 pm

Just got back from another week in Vegas - sorry to miss the Modcom meeting last Monday- the Stardust has replaced all the Wayne Newton billboards along I-15 north of Barstow with new billboards about the "legendary Stardust" with the logo.

Really nicely done. Guess someone in the Marketing Dept discovered House Fonts and put it to work.

I would expect the Boyd Group to be cautious with the Stardust. Probably will wait and see how the tourists respond to all the new attractions on the North Strip before imploding the Stardust.

I am planning to attend the Old Timers Dinner there on Oct. 17th. I am going to Mondo Lounge on the 16th and flying up for the dinner the next afternoon.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:29 am

I know it's off the Vegas topic, but I'm going to go to the Mondo Lounge on the 16th too! It'll be a hoot and a holler! See you there!

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ridiculous...

Postby mlagirl80 » Wed Aug 25, 2004 1:41 am

once they build the hooters casino, they can hold the recently reported hooters bible study groups there to save all the sinners.... grrrrr :evil: ... m... ***


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