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Upstairs at the Cal

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by bubbakitty, May 14, 2018.

  1. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing tirement again and happily so....

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    94A167BD-42AC-4B18-A21E-CBBC6B5C9087.jpeg they have almost cleared the entire floor from Dave’s bar to the escalator. It is to be converted to ball / meeting rooms. Escalators will come out and be replaced. Oh boy. Plan is to be done by September but the security guard who informed us was skeptical of the date.
     
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    Dave’s not here man!
     
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  3. jsiadak

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    Wow...didn’t seem like much was going on up there anyway.....
     
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  4. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing tirement again and happily so....

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    That’s what you say. They had 4 original goldfish machines up there which is devastating according to the wife.
    But I agree.
     
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    I hope they keep Dave's Bar and the VP machines by the tourney area. I like playing up there.

    I'm sure they know what they're doing, but a floor full of machines sure seems like it'd be more profitable than a meeting room that gets rented a couple of times per month.

    They did the same thing at Sam's Town Tunica and that particular Magnolia room seldom gets used. I think someone in Boyd management likes taking out escalators.
     
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    I like the escalator trip. even when I am staying there, I get off on mezzanine and take the escalator down to casino floor.
    who knows what they are thinking.
    they should hire my coworkers to run a casino. it would produce about the same result.
     
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    They use the meeting rooms to gather the charter in the early morning before they put everyone on the bus for the flight back to honolulu. That's 4 to 5 times a week. Lots of class reunions, family reunions. Every time I go, I see several of them posted. I know if they don't make it convenient, they won't get the reunion. Heck, even the golf guys organize something, and it's just a small group.
     
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    Poor Dave he's prob filed for chapter 7
     
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    Will this affect Aloha Specialities and the ice cream shop?
     
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    Wow can't believe they are getting rid of the escalators. The elevators will get very busy. What will happen to the area with all the coin dropper machines?
     
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    OP said the escalators would be replaced.

    TomTWI
     
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    I wonder when the clearing occurred. I last went down the escalator the morning of May 1 after leaving MSS (and several times on the Sunday and Monday before). Of course, being on a "mission," there's a good chance I wouldn't have noticed anyway!
     
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    Very interesting. o_O Those 25 cent 9/6 JOB coin droppers were very popular. Those nickel progressives were also up there but those machines were on their last leg. I always feel like Rain Man going down those escalators. ;)
     
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    Aw....I liked that quiet floor to play in. I hate change!!!
     
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    bubbakitty Doing tirement again and happily so....

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    Yes the escalators are being replaced. And Dave’s bar is done though currently active. This is according to a security guard. Coin droppers are safe he said and aloha specialties and lapperts are also ok.
    I am guessing to location of the escalators are the problem with new walls going up so it is probably a matter of a few feet one way or another. But I am just guessing.
     
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    A year and a half ago when I was there for a whole weekend they didn't have a bartender at Dave's and minimal people playing around there, so has to have been awhile since it was "happening."
     
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    I would be very concerned if I owned one of the businesses on that hallway.
     
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    I've never seen a bartender there.
     
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    probably since the sports book moved downstairs.
     
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    yes, that would make sense...new sports book/lounge area was just opened.