NV, Las Vegas: The Final Frontier

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casinoIf you're in Las Vegas for any reason (vacation, NAR convention, etc) be sure and stay up late tonight to see the coming down of the Frontier Hotel and Casino.  The implosion is scheduled for 2:30 a.m.  If you're too tired to stay up that late, or don't want to fight the crowds, you can always watch it live on TV on the local stations, or as a rerun on the local morning news.

Opened as the Last Frontier in 1942, it honored Elvis' Las Vegas debut in 1958, as well as Siegfield and Roy's debut, and even Ronald Regan performed there in the 1950's.  The doors were closed for good in July 2007. 

The imploding of the New Frontier is being done to make way for the The Plaza, a $5 Billion luxury mega-resort designed after New York City's Plaza Hotel.  3,500 rooms, private residences, retail space and a casino are being planned to reach for the high end clientele.  The multi-billion dollar project is scheduled to open in 2011.  Keep an eye on this blog for future information on The Plaza.

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Comments (10)

Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
Mary, I'm glad AR came back up so you could get your post up before the Frontier came down.
Nov 12, 2007 03:08 PM
Candy Henthorne
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate

Mary - I bet watching that would be exciting and sad at the same time with so much history behind it.  It always amazes me when I have watched on TV these huge buildings coming down.

Nov 12, 2007 08:31 PM
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
Mary I miss all the fun! did it get caught on film?
Nov 12, 2007 10:04 PM
Rey Gallegos
Supreme Lending (NMLS ID #2129) - Las Vegas, NV
FHA, VA, Home Loans Las Vegas, NV
I am looking forward to seeing the actual implosion.  As long as implosions continue to happen the city will continue to grow.
Nov 13, 2007 07:14 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
Mary - I did not make it to the convention but I saw the implosion on the news.  There goes another piece of history to make way for expansion.
Nov 13, 2007 02:35 PM
Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
Mary, Sorry I'm not in Las Vegas for the convention and to see the implosion.  I stayed at the Frontier back in the 80's. The Plaza sounds great - looking forward to hearing about it from your blog
Nov 13, 2007 02:43 PM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon
I hope you were involved in the purchase of that land! That would be a nice chunch of change even at 1/2 a percent commission.

Nov 13, 2007 04:07 PM
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate
So many of the classic Las Vegas building have come down over the years.  It's great that there is so much growth but it must be a bit bitter-sweet to see the last of the old buildings go down.
Nov 14, 2007 02:33 AM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699
Mary, I saw a video of the implosion on Sellsius blog and didn't realize until now that it happened recently. I thought it was their way of bringing in the Realtor Convention in a funny way. I assume you are attending the convention...and if so...any great things to share that you have seen or heard?
Nov 14, 2007 03:33 PM
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ
AzLadyInRed

Boy does that bring back memories of the "old days."  I saw it come down on television. Amazing stuff, huh?

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Nov 16, 2007 03:38 AM

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