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Circa Las Vegas - Was 18 Fremont

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by Sonya, Jan 12, 2019.

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  1. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I remember it "circa" 1995. They had the basic framework of the canopy up and you couldn't drive through anymore, but I was too creeped out to get out of the car. :haha: So, we just drove over to see the Landmark before they blew it up and headed back to The Strip.

    And now I feel old. o_O
     
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  2. kezachary

    kezachary Tourist

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    I can't wait!!!
     
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    rdwoodpecker High-Roller

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    Thanks, I was not sure of their commitment to it. Personally I dislike it!,
     
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  4. Guy

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    I'm sure the current Slotzilla landing platform is deliberately large and ugly just to spite The Plaza (who aren't part of the FSE consortium), it will be interesting to see if it gets improved as part of the Circa project (as it also blocks part of the gap between Circa and GG.)
     
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    I have to agree with you on this. After our last trip where I was sweating a 6 team parlay with hundreds of people at Caesars, I am really looking forward to spending more time in the sports book on future trips. The energy and excitement made it a lot more fun. Even when I can get legally at home on my phone I'll still plan spending Sunday at the sports book when I'm in Vegas.
     
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    It's the beginning of the end for downtown. It was going to happen at some point and obviously it won't be overnight but it is the start.
     
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  7. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Downtown will change. Eventually the generalization of Downtown as a laid-back, old school type district will no longer be accurate. Other newer, spiffier towers will be built and the overall look of everything Downtown will improve.

    Right now Circa will stand out as the pretty girl in the group. But eventually that will no longer be the case.
     
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    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Wow I guess some people don’t like change as I will happen so I say enjoy it and look forward to it
     
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    Are you new here? :haha:

    Downtown was always going to change. You could say it has been changing all along. I was just talking in this thread about being in Vegas in 1995 and seeing the framework of the canopy and Dan being surprised you couldn't drive down Fremont Street anymore. People complained about the canopy. People complained about the Zipline blocking views. People complained about MSS selling the trains. People complained about remodels, closings, end of DuPars, etc.

    There is something to be said about this shiny new casino going into a place that hasn't had something so different in some time. It will bring new people to downtown and those people will bring money with them. What will happen because of it? We can certainly speculate, but nobody really knows. I'd love to see it be a boost for downtown. I'd like it to encourage Binion's to do something about getting a hotel back on their property.

    I don't think it means that everything downtown is ruined circa 2020, because we really have no way of determining what conditions will be. It could be that we have another major recession that his Vegas tourism hard and Circa will be a total bust. Or it could be a huge boon to downtown, while keeping the same charm it has now. I'm happy to just wait and see what happens without freaking out about all the what if's.
     
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    Even if Derek longs to go upscale, there will still be operators downtown who cater to the more value-oriented among us.
     
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    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Heck yes
    Of course
     
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    One thing is for sure.. the LVC was run into the ground on its own accord. Its either Circa or some tshirt shops... i vote for Circa!
     
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    And that actually makes the point. At any moment the "Downtown as we know it" is just a moment in time. Without changes, things deteriorate. DTG opened from the bones of Lady Luck. Fitzgeralds got a facelift and became The D. Cal and MSS have gone through room remodels and Cal re-did their gaming floor. GN has the Rush tower. Even 4Q remodeled many of their rooms within the past couple of years. If none of that happens, 2019 gives us a crappy downtown with crappy closed hotels and places only the downtrodden would love.

    A rising tide lifts all boats, and Downtown Las Vegas is certainly staying afloat nicely.
     
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    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Would people complain if they tore down bunions and 4 queens to put up new stuff?
     
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    Scott Roeben of "Vital Vegas" has a really terrific interview with Derek Stevens on his "Vital Vegas Podcast." I thoroughly enjoyed it. Check it out wherever you listen to podcasts. I personally use Stitcher a lot of the time and Scott's Podcast is free everywhere.
     
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    Binions needs putting out of its misery. A 'New Horseshoe' can't come soon enough. 4Q would be missed more, it at least has reasons to visit it (Hugo's, Magnolia, Chicago Brewing)
     
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    Well said Sonya!
     
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    I say leave 4Q alone, but Binion's needs intervention / rescue.
    I wouldn't be surprised to see Derek take it some day. I am not crazy about monopolies, but the current Binion's has little to offer.
    it would make perfect sense for Derek.
     
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    I am looking forward to this! I have recently split 2 trips up between Downtown and The Strip. A nice place like this with a pool and awesome sportsbook will entice me even more to staying downtown fulltime. As of now, I find the daytime a little to boring downtown. Nothing much to do besides gamble. My most recent stay was at Plaza, and would probably never go back there to stay or play. It was ok and clean, but the casino was dull. I did like my last stay the Golden Nugget stay much more, but feel this new Circa would be right up my alley.
     
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    I was not a fan of The Fitz. Every time we went there, it was because my husband wanted to low roll some blackjack. I always felt like the dealers were mad I was making them deal cards or something. Every time I've been to The D, I've had a good time. I like the cheap VP upstairs and don't get me started on how much fun it is to drink my body weight in cocktails while rocking the Sigma Derby (long may it reign). I never stayed in the hotel at Fitz or The D, so I can't speak about that, but as a casino experience, it seems to me to have improved since the old Shamrock Days of Fitzgerald's. (Although I do miss the free shamrock keychains!) Derek has always been personable when I've spoken to him in the casino and people seem to have positive feelings about him. I dunno if that's enough to carry this big of a project, but I'm interested to see what he does with the good will he's gathered.

    I would complain if they tore down Binion's. But I'm not sure I have a valid case for that complaining. It's nostalgia more than anything. I have good memories and that place has some seriously fantastsic Vegas history. But it hasn't been the same since Becky. :mad: The hotel being closed is an issue, IMO. And I have no idea how they can reopen the hotel towers without a tear-down at this point. I have no idea what will happen, but I expect it might be the next one to go, so I guess I have to brace myself. :)

    Four Queens is exactly what Four Queens promises to be. It's a true low-roller joint. I kind of hope it hangs on a little longer.
     
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