‘I fell in love’: Fans remember The Mirage Las Vegas as closure looms

‘I fell in love’: Fans remember The Mirage Las Vegas as closure looms

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 18, 2024 3:08 PM
  • Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Alan Feldman remembers the anxiety that reigned on Nov. 22, 1989, the evening when The Mirage first opened its doors.

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“There was the normal chaos that occurs anytime you open a new property with all the last-minute things that had to be done,” he recalled.

Feldman said he stood with the resort’s founder Steve Wynn and his wife Elaine on the inside of the property and couldn’t see what was happening outside on Las Vegas Boulevard.

“I remember at the opening when Steve finally told the head of security to open the gates,” he said. “Who knew if there was anyone even there?”