In another bit of welcome good economic news, the Las Vegas City Council approved plans for a new casino and sign at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue by the end of this year.
Not just any usual Las Vegas sign, mind you, but a 98-foot, 11,200-square-foot electronic sign at a high-profile intersection where the city of Las Vegas meets the Strip.
On the site of the former home of the Holy Cow! brewery, which closed in 2002, plans now call for a 37,100-square- foot bulding with a 9,000-square-foot casino, a 6,000-square-foot restaurant and 4,000 square feet of retail space, including a Walgreens.
Bucking the construction tide (not suprisingly, with Las Vegas facing an excess of room inventory), no hotel rooms are planned for the property.
In 2004, the Las Vegas City Council approved plans for a 73-story building with 960 condominius on the site, but the lands was placed back on the market in 2005; new owners bought the property in 2007.