High hopes emerge for land after Station Casinos announces plans to demolish Las Vegas area casinos

High hopes emerge for land after Station Casinos announces plans to demolish Las Vegas area casinos

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  • McKenna Ross and Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal
July 16, 2022 5:00 PM
  • McKenna Ross and Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal

    When Red Rock Resorts’ Station Casinos Inc. demolishes its two hotel casinos at Lake Mead Boulevard and Rancho Drive in North Las Vegas, the mayor of the city hopes the land will be converted to commercial uses and not big-box stores.

    North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, in office until he is term-limited out at the end of the year, also remains hopeful that the land might become home to another casino, although that doesn’t appear to be in the cards, according to Station executives.

    “Somebody who buys that (land) may think they’re going to put big-box stores in that area,” Lee said in response to Friday’s announcement that Station intends to permanently close Texas Station and Fiesta Rancho, demolish the buildings and sell the land.