Blonde4ever
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April 24th, 2016 at 11:54:36 AM permalink
By Scott Roeben at Vital Vegas



Demolition of Riviera Las Vegas Begins
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Wizardofnothing
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April 24th, 2016 at 12:01:08 PM permalink
This link done be broken
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Blonde4ever
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April 24th, 2016 at 12:02:00 PM permalink
Fixed

This should be over in DEFUNCT Casinos now.....
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Ibeatyouraces
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April 24th, 2016 at 2:32:26 PM permalink
Google Streetview looking south is interesting. If you keep moving south, some scenes show Encore still being built and Riviera open and others show Encore finished and Riviera being torn down.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
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April 24th, 2016 at 2:57:12 PM permalink
I always hate to see the old historic casinos disappear.
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April 24th, 2016 at 6:02:44 PM permalink
I don't.

Out with the old, in with the new.

That's what keeps Sin City hoppin'.
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Wulfgar1224
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April 24th, 2016 at 6:21:10 PM permalink
Yeah, that whole end of the north strip is in trouble. Circus is a dump and little is done to upgrade it. Honestly, I can't blame MGM since their money would be better spent on other casinos. Stratosphere and even the SLS are just too isolated from the rest of the strip. It is hard to justify heading up to that part of the strip unless you just don't want to be around people.
RenoGambler
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April 24th, 2016 at 7:37:11 PM permalink
Quote: Wulfgar1224

Yeah, that whole end of the north strip is in trouble. Circus is a dump and little is done to upgrade it. Honestly, I can't blame MGM since their money would be better spent on other casinos. Stratosphere and even the SLS are just too isolated from the rest of the strip. It is hard to justify heading up to that part of the strip unless you just don't want to be around people.



The north end of the Strip is definitely in trouble. With the Riviera gone, Circus Circus is completely isolated from other casinos. The giant empty lot between Circus and Fashion Show is brutal as well. SLS has helped things a bit, but it's too far away to help much.

As far as not wanting to be around people, for me that's a feature of the Stratosphere rather than a drawback :-P
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June 3rd, 2016 at 11:13:43 AM permalink
Taller of two Riviera towers to be imploded June 14 --LVRJ article from 6/1/16.

The article the implosion is scheduled for 2 AM on June 14. I'm tempted to watch. Who is up for joining me?
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cwazy
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June 3rd, 2016 at 12:41:42 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Taller of two Riviera towers to be imploded June 14 --LVRJ article from 6/1/16.

The article the implosion is scheduled for 2 AM on June 14. I'm tempted to watch. Who is up for joining me?



There is a lot of asbestos in those buildings. Not sure I'd want to be in town during or a few days after, and I definitely don't want to be near the actual implosion.

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