Friday, March 13, 2015

Another Las Vegas Landmark Is Closing

I just read in the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the storied Riviera Hotel and Casino will be closing for good on May 4, 2015 at noon.  As the Riv has been on the downward slide for more than two decades, it is sad to see more of the "old school" Vegas going away.  It sounds like it will be demolished to make room for more convention center space.  R.I.P. old gal.
The Riviera hotel-casino officially announced Wednesday it will close May 4 at noon, according to a news release.
The announcement comes shortly after the historic Las Vegas landmark was sold to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for up to $191 million in February.
An estimated 1,000 jobs will be eliminated.
“We greatly appreciate the expressions of fondness and loyalty for ‘The Riv’ from our guests since ground first broke in 1954 and through the years. More importantly we want to acknowledge and applaud our associates who have worked to create enduring memories for all of our guests,” the release said.
“This is what will be remembered long after the walls have come down. We look forward to making the coming weeks fun, exciting and memorable.”
The Riviera will celebrate its 60th anniversary on April 20.

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