If 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.