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The owner of The D Las Vegas wins auction for the court building directly accross the street from The D

Last edit: n580564x on Monday, 7th October 2013 11:25 am
Last response by vespajet 7th October 6:19pm

I just read where Derrek Stevens, the owner of The D, has won the auction for the abandoned court building directly across the street. Rumor is that Mr. Stevens will tear the building down and will build something (unknown) to add to his hotel and casino, I don't know the zoning for that land but I hear it is not zoned for gaming. My question is, what would you like to see Mr. Stevens build on that land to make the experience at his hotel better? Remember that zoning will not permit for gambling! I myself vote for a modern parking structure and a boutique hotel similar to the El Cortez Cabana Suites (I stayed there once and it was very nice and modern and spacious to boot). Maybe make an padestrian bridge to connect the 3 structures and knock down the current parking structure and add a spa or space for a club (similar to what Ceasars is building at the old Bill's gambling hall). There are many great possibilities and I can't wait to hear yours.

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 Drake responded on Monday, 7th October 2013

A decent pool deck, by downtown standards, is a must. I hope he follows through.

 vespajet responded on Monday, 7th October 2013

Just because it isn't zoned for gaming doesn't mean that The D can't use it for expansion. I could see an additional hotel tower, a pool complex that makes the Golden Nugget's look like The D's current pool, as well as additional convention and entertainment space.

 n580564x replied on Monday, 7th October 2013

As always a good point vespa. I was just basing that non gaming part on what I heard from others, a poster on another site mentioned that it was unlikely that it would be zoned for gambling (due to it's proximity to either a school or church, I have no idea it that is true).

 vespajet replied on Monday, 7th October 2013

There is a church across Bridger Avenue from the site (near the intersection with Casino Center), but the Carson Tower at the Golden Nugget sits diagonally from the church and that tower is away from the casino.

 anawas responded on Monday, 7th October 2013

I have no idea if this is structurally and logistically feasible, but I'd love to see:

-- A sound-insulated convention space by day that can easily convert to nightclub and/or concert facilities.
-- A rooftop, guests-only pool complex called the Great Lakes with grass, shrubs, trees, water features, etc.
-- A few more ground-level restaurants with exterior access, including some of the ethnic varieties not already downtown.
-- A couple of retail stores that don't resemble cheap gift shops, also with exterior access.
-- All of this would surround more parking. Bonus points if it doesn't LOOK like a parking garage.