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Webisode on Fremont Country Club/Triple B/Binons owner

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by tvon, Sep 18, 2013.

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  1. tvon

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    http://youtu.be/g8DP0x8FbW0

    Webisode about Big Daddy Carlos, owner of the Fremont Country Club, Backstage Bar and Billiards and part of a group involved with the Binions redo. Not a new video but provides some background on the guy behind alot of these changes. I dont think hes in any way affiliated with Zappos or the Downtown Project. Interesting to see another entrepreneur's vision of downtown.
     
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    Interesting video tvon. He appears to be a successful man who has got a lot of businesses up and running.

    Then I read this on Wikipedia:

    "In late 2008, Carlos partnered with casino owner Terry Caudill (4 Queens & Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel) to master-lease and remodel the historic and iconic Binions Hotel & Casino as part of the new wave of Downtown Las Vegas gentrification.[10]

    In May 2010, Big Daddy Carlos & Terry Caudill acquired the 601 Fremont building (former Sears building) from the City of Las Vegas.[11] They are remodeling and master-leasing the five story downtown landmark. On November 28, 2012, the first location of this entertainment complex, Backstage Bar & Billiards lounge, opened to the public. [12] On Feb. 5, 2013, the bottom floor plan was completed when Fremont Country Club held its first public show featuring Louis Prima Jr. [13] Among the concepts also under way at the 601 Fremont St. address are downtown Las Vegas' own radio station, spearheaded by DJ Lethal (House of Pain, Limp Bizkit) and DJ Scotty Boy (KROQ), who are also co-owners of Backstage Bar & Billiards."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Daddy_Carlos)

    While I haven't been to Backstage Bar & Billiards or the Fremont Country Club, I think the 2008 plan to remodel Binion's has fallen by the wayside. I can't say that Binion's has improved any, if anything in the past 5 years it's become less and less of a happening place. The downstairs restaurant closed, the hotel closed, the pool closed and the biggest sin of all - the blackjack tables went to 6/5 pay.

    I sure hope when Big Daddy gets done with his Fremont East projects that he has the energy to pick up on Binion's again. It's such an historic part of downtown Vegas, it would be nice to see it become something more than just a boring shell of it's former glory. It certainly has the space to make some changes and the large rooftop pool area would be a great space to make something happen.

    Anyhow, the video and article does give some hope as he seems quite successful (and boastful!). Thanks for posting that.
     
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