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US – Downtown ‘Grandissimo’ will ‘blow the lid off everything’

By - 23 July 2018

Plans for a new casino on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas have been given the green light by the Las Vegas City Council although little is known about the project yet apart from the fact that it will be owned by Derek Stevens, who also owns the D Las Vegas.

Mr. Stevens, who purchased the building that used to house the Las Vegas Club, Mermaids and the Glitter Gulch Strip Club, has hinted that the casino could be called Grandissimo. The name would be a nod to Jay Sarno, who built Caesars Palace in 1966. He had envisaged a casino in Las Vegas with that name back in the day but his idea never came to fruition. Mr. Stevens does own the rights to the name Grandissimo.

Having bulldozed Las Vegas Club, Mermaids and the Glitter Gulch Strip Club last year, he will now build a brand new, 1.2m sq. ft. resort the downtown has seen since 1980.

The property will be 459 ft high with 777 guest rooms and 117,740 square feet of gaming space. It will have a 1,526-space parking lot connected to the casino via a sky bridge. Other features include a rooftop lounge, a sports book, a ballroom with meeting space, a nightclub, several bars and restaurants, a pool and spa.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman said recently though that the new casino would transform the west end of Fremont Street and ‘blow the lid off everything.’

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