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What Name for "18 Fremont"? Circa Las Vegas

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by topcard, Nov 20, 2018.

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Stick with "18 Fremont" or Something Else?

Poll closed Jan 10, 2019.
  1. I Like "18 Fremont". Let that be the "official" name.

    40 vote(s)
    33.6%
  2. I Like Derek's original choice: "Grandissimo"

    9 vote(s)
    7.6%
  3. Call it the "Stardust" - great call-back to a more glorious time in Vegas

    16 vote(s)
    13.4%
  4. Las Vegas Club was good for decades....stick with what worked!

    24 vote(s)
    20.2%
  5. Another name that I will offer up in comments!

    30 vote(s)
    25.2%
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  1. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Naming a casino - especially one that will, ultimately, become iconic for every fan of Fremont & downtown - is sort-of a big deal.
    Nobody has really talked about it here...so, here's a poll... hopefully, Derek checks out VMB from time-to-time!
     
  2. bnlphan

    bnlphan Degenerate In Training

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    I voted for Las Vegas Club. My first trip in 05 I think I enjoy that place and EC better than any we visited. I'm sure it wont be the same though.
     
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  3. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    18 Fremont - Tasteless. That's an address, not a name.

    Grandissimo - It sounds pretentious, and it is pretentious. The meaning of the word "grandissimo" in Italian is basically "of great importance/significance". Fremont Street is also an almost uniformly American theme, I don't think that an Italian word fits well into that.

    Stardust - Disrespectful to the real Stardust and the history of Las Vegas.

    Las Vegas Club - Ehh. Better than Stardust, but still, it's disrespectful to the legacy of the actual Las Vegas Club.

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    My name suggestion might be a bit oddball, but I would suggest calling it Alcatraz. Aside from the fact that it has a memorable, edgy, mobster-type vibe to it (particularly because Al Capone and other mobsters were locked up in Alcatraz)... think about 18 Fremont's location. It's right across from the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino... and what's right across from the Golden Gate Bridge in California? Alcatraz Island!

    I highly doubt they'll actually call it that. But I think it makes the most sense, in a way that's theme-consistent.
     
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  4. vegasdev

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    Grandissimo -- no way.
    Stardust -- no. I cherish the old gal, but this isn't the place for it.
    LVC -- hmm.. I never had any feelings for that joint, and I love just about anything downtown, but I could live with it if that is what Derek goes with.
    I will thrown some things out there:
    the Mint
    Pioneer Club
    Frontier
    Silver City -- I always thought if I owned a casino, I would like to bring back that name from the old strip property.
    or of course, something more original but it has to be Vegas-y.
    I would love to see something western themed, but not over-themed.
     
  5. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    Its a Stevens casino, may as well call it the Party Pit.
     
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  6. vegasdev

    vegasdev VIP Whale

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    HUH? CAN'T HEAR YOU....
     
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  7. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    The DD. Think of the signage. ;)
     
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  8. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I really like Las Vegas Club but I voted for 18 Fremont. I know it's an address but it sounds trendy and like a destination place for those who want to see and be seen.
     
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  9. alanleroy

    alanleroy Click my avatar

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    Just call it the Hipster Doofus.
     
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  10. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    Derek’s. And they could have dominoes in the cellar as a back-up (so to speak). And Layla could wear her bell bottoms. She always looked great in those!! o_O
     
  11. TomTWI

    TomTWI I need a new avatar, kids are growing too fast

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    I have no idea but it will probably be something stupid like the D or SLS so it couldn't possibly offend any focus group.

    TomTWI
     
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  12. hammie

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    The S, so he can have DS.

    The D is such a stupid name anyway, I figured this guy doesn’t have much imagination.
     
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  13. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    Hey, give him some slack. The ABC store took the first 3 letters. He was stuck!! o_O
     
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  14. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    I sort of like "The Shangri-La"... in the movie, "The Cooler", this was the name of Alec Baldwin's downtown property.
    (Language warning on the clip!)
     
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  15. Big Tip

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    I thought his next casino would be called "The E."
     
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    Mudhen Smart Axe

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    "The Nut and the Vig"
     
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  17. Craps all day

    Craps all day Low-Roller

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    I suggest the "NRF-FP" (No Resort Fee Free Parking) casino.

    VMBers would finally have a complaint free destination!
     
  18. LoveDowntownVegas

    LoveDowntownVegas High-Roller

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    lol.. plenty of complainers even about the possible name of the casino!
    it's tough to please most people these days..


    Nothing wrong with 18 Fremont, The DD, The Casino, or the place with no name.. It's more Vegas history, and more DTLV transformation.

    now about those shrimp cocktails....
     
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    Glitter Gulch
     
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  20. hammie

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    Fontainebleau will become The Drew, those Ohio casinos are called Jack, and this may be 18 Fremont.

    I guess all the good names are spoken for.
     
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