New Frontier Las Vegas says goodbye to Cold beer and Hot Girls as the hotel doors close for the last and final time. Not only is Gilley’s bar, host of cold beer and dirty girls, history but the 65 year old casino, too.
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The New Frontier casino closed its doors this morning at 12:01 a.m today.
There were thousands of fans on the Las Vegas land before the final closing of business.
A loud alarm sounded at 12:01 a.m. signaling the Frontier’s closure.
This casino and hotel closed operations to make way for a multi billion real estate development next to Trump Towers Las Vegas. The space will be occupied by a new mixed use development similar to the Plaza Hotel in New York, New York.
Norman Kaye from the Mary Kaye Trio first played at the lounge in the hotel in 1947. Last night he sang a couple of songs to the large crowd that gathered for the closing. The Trio was considered Vegas’ first true lounge act.
The hotel opened in 1942 on the Strip. Howard Hughes bought it for $14 million in 1967.
The sports book closed at 6 p.m. yesterday.
New York based real estate developer El Ad Group purchased the real estate in May for $1.2 billion. Phil Ruffin from Kansas was the owner of the 34.5 acre hotel and casino on the Strip.
There plans to be $5 billion in development by the Israeli billionaire Yitzhak Tshuva.
The New Frontier was even host to Siegfried and Roy during a seven year performance.
Ruffin purchased the property in October 1997 for $167 million.
El Ad Group is expected to move-in on the property August 7, 2007. Source: LVRJ
New Frontier Las Vegas final day says goodbye to cold beer and dirty girls.