The $50 million renovation and growth of downtown’s Fremont on line casino is underneath means, and we’ve received an replace and unique renderings of the place the mission is headed.
We handed by the work being carried out at Fremont on line casino and there’s been loads of progress, together with the metal framework of a brand new construction jutting north towards Pizza Rock and Downtown Grand.
It seems plans for a brand new Fremont resort tower have been nixed, as this was the place it was initially presupposed to go.
As a substitute, the Fremont will get an expanded on line casino flooring, a brand new meals courtroom and sports activities e-book. We instructed you concerning the meals courtroom again in February, in fact.
If there have been any lingering questions on whether or not the buffet might return to Fremont on line casino, that’s a nope. (It’s now restrooms.) The on line casino is, nonetheless, getting a brand new (as but unannounced) meals courtroom. pic.twitter.com/A9Yxds6Sm9
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Whereas particulars have been mild about this mission, we ferreted out some renderings you received’t see anyplace else!
Whereas not technically a part of the Fremont growth (paid for by Boyd Gaming), the mission consists of beautification of the walkway between Fremont Avenue and Ogden Ave.
The work will embody new greenery and different enhancements to this walkway (see extra beneath).
Downtown Grand has been pushing for gildings to this stretch for years, primarily to try to lure foot site visitors away from Fremont Avenue. It seems they’ll lastly get their want.
Right here’s the spot the place the walkway meets Fremont Avenue.
A giant plus for Downtown Grand (and different companies on this a part of downtown, together with Hogs & Heifers, Triple George and others) is the very fact the walkway improve can be paid for by the Metropolis of Las Vegas.
We suspect that has to do with the very fact the Mob Museum is close by, and the Mob Museum was created, largely, as a result of efforts of former Mayor Oscar Goodman. Oscar Goodman’s spouse, Carolyn, is the present mayor. It doesn’t take a detective to see how issues work in Las Vegas.
One thing must be carried out with this space because it’s a preferred haunt for derelicts and panhandlers.
A superb portion of the walkway is inside the footprint of the growth mission. Right here’s the way it appears to be like in the mean time.
Downtown Grand has actually let its buildings go, and the home windows are coated with graffiti. At one level, Hooters expressed curiosity in leasing this constructing, however their plans for an outside patio was rejected, so Hooters bailed.
This entire space will get a lift from the Fremont mission, because it seems the brand new construction will create one other entrance to the on line casino, on the east facet of the constructing.
Boyd Gaming says “no remark” to any of this, however the Fremont growth is taking form and we’ll regulate it for you.
Rumors of price range overages abound, however that’s for the bean counters to type out.
We like new and glossy, and this mission has lots.