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MDawg
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August 18th, 2019 at 3:58:00 PM permalink
Probably one of those situations where changing the street name to match the incoming casino was part of the over all incentive package that the government is giving the casino in exchange for its plunking all that money into the project.
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smoothgrh
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September 23rd, 2019 at 4:01:30 PM permalink
Ten-day-old news:

According to a message from Clark County lobbyist Jay Brown to Eat More Art Vegas: "the applicant is holding this matter for 6 months so we can work with the County to find another location suitable to have the Debbie Reynolds name. After the new location has been approved, we will go forward with the name change at this location."
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September 23rd, 2019 at 4:38:38 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I am all for changing it. Look to the future, not the past.



The past is interesting. Though, I suppose I'm in the minority here. But, the future and the past are part of the same story.

There's a big street in Vegas called Lamb. When I found out it was named for the old school Shariff who used to do things like randomly beat the crap out of guys in the mob and tell him to get the f out of his town, it made Vegas a little bit richer of a place to be for me.

To me, a street named after an entertainment icon of past generations is a lot more interesting than some soulless, generic name a developer came up with.

Actually reminds me, when I did ride share and stuff... I never realized how bad these people are at naming streets. It is like a comedy sketch. American Freedom Eagle USA #1 Drive. One area, all of the streets are different kinds of coffee. Not only painfully lame, but also confusing.

One I've always noticed is when they try to make it easier by clumping a bunch of similar sounding streets together. Like, it's supposed to make it EASIER to find someone's house because it is an area where the street names are Rider, Riser, Rainer, Rainman, Raymon, etc.
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September 23rd, 2019 at 7:03:43 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

The past is interesting. Though, I suppose I'm in the minority here. But, the future and the past are part of the same story.

There's a big street in Vegas called Lamb. When I found out it was named for the old school Shariff who used to do things like randomly beat the crap out of guys in the mob and tell him to get the f out of his town, it made Vegas a little bit richer of a place to be for me.

To me, a street named after an entertainment icon of past generations is a lot more interesting than some soulless, generic name a developer came up with.

Actually reminds me, when I did ride share and stuff... I never realized how bad these people are at naming streets. It is like a comedy sketch. American Freedom Eagle USA #1 Drive. One area, all of the streets are different kinds of coffee. Not only painfully lame, but also confusing.

One I've always noticed is when they try to make it easier by clumping a bunch of similar sounding streets together. Like, it's supposed to make it EASIER to find someone's house because it is an area where the street names are Rider, Riser, Rainer, Rainman, Raymon, etc.



Iím fine with any name as long as it isnít also a direction. What good does South Street do anyone? And double potholes to cities that add quadrants to addresses: 111 W. Oak Street Northwest.

Chicago does it best. Letters one way and numbers the other.
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September 24th, 2019 at 12:50:30 AM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

Ten-day-old news:

According to a message from Clark County lobbyist Jay Brown to Eat More Art Vegas: "the applicant is holding this matter for 6 months so we can work with the County to find another location suitable to have the Debbie Reynolds name. After the new location has been approved, we will go forward with the name change at this location."



And this is the right thing to do, imo.

Many hotels have drives named after them. But I do agree Debbie Reynolds still deserves a street name as well.
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September 24th, 2019 at 8:02:45 AM permalink
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Iím fine with any name as long as it isnít also a direction. What good does South Street do anyone? And double potholes to cities that add quadrants to addresses: 111 W. Oak Street Northwest.

When in Miami, you can take a drive on North West South River Drive!
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September 24th, 2019 at 9:58:19 AM permalink
I really never understood the appeal of Jimmy Durante, but there is a road in Vegas named after him.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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September 24th, 2019 at 11:20:27 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

I really never understood the appeal of Jimmy Durante, but there is a road in Vegas named after him.



Jimmy in Frosty the Snowman was a great childhood memory.
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September 24th, 2019 at 3:00:31 PM permalink
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Chicago does it best. Letters one way and numbers the other.



That is how every place should do it.
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Ayecarumba
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September 24th, 2019 at 4:17:31 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Does anyone know what Tropicana, Flamingo and Sahara were known as before the casinos?
I've been looking for a street map of 1930s/40s Vegas for awhile without much success.



Sahara used to be San Francisco Street, and Flamingo used to be Dunes Road (Then Dunes-Flamingo for a time).
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