Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Frontier / Las Vegas Plaza

Echelon, Las Vegas


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Just south of the Echelon site, across Desert Inn Road, is another huge vacant lot. This one was once home to the New Frontier casino, which was imploded to make way for a super-sized Vegas edition of New York's famous Plaza Hotel. No, seriously. This seemed like a fabulous idea during the real estate bubble years, but the dream never got off the drawing board. Now, instead of an aging, down-market -- but profitable -- casino, they've got a nice big patch of empty desert. Which reminds me of a certain famous poem.

Echelon, Las Vegas

Echelon, Las Vegas

Echelon, Las Vegas

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