Las Vegas casino implosion site currently owned by Wynn still waiting for new project

Las Vegas casino implosion site currently owned by Wynn still waiting for new project

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  • Eli Segall, Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 2, 2024 2:48 PM
  • Eli Segall, Las Vegas Review-Journal

When the New Frontier was imploded in 2007, the spectacle featured a fireworks show, cheering onlookers and a chanted countdown to the resort’s destruction. Approaching 17 years later, the Strip property is still waiting for a new resort to take shape — and there’s no telling when that might happen.

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Casino operator Wynn Resorts, which acquired the site several years ago, said in a securities filing in February that the property “may be used for future development.” It did not elaborate.

“We don’t have any update or changes on our plans for that parcel,” Wynn spokesman Michael Weaver recently said.

Wynn’s 38-acre land tract, between Fashion Show mall and Resorts World Las Vegas, isn’t the only empty plot in the famed casino corridor.