Thursday, October 20, 2005

Bourbon Street Closes Down Early

Bourbon Street the small off strip property near Ballys and Barbary Coast has closed down for good two weeks earlier than scheduled. The casino-hotel was purchased this summer by Harrahs for future redevelopment and wasn't scheduled to close to October 31st. Because of a water leak at the property they decided to move there guests to other properties and close down sooner. I had visited this property before and it had a tiny casino with a few tables but mainly a slot joint. This property was mainly an overflow joint for the strip and if you couldn't get a room on the strip you would end up here or at the former Maxim hotel-casino. Now im sure Harrahs will demolish it and use the space to link the other properties north of here with Ballys/Paris which they own south of the former Bourbon Street.

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