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The Glass Pool Inn 1950’s style motel on the south end of the Strip, with the coolest swimming pool. Note: The Motel was renamed in 1988 from “The Mirage” when Steve Wynn’s Mirage Hotel Open. Motel and pool was demolished in 2004, only the sign remains. (photo. 1999)
Allstar Cafe located next to the MGM Grand Hotel includes GamesWorks, M & M World and Coke Cola Plaza. Note: All Star Cafe, a sports-themed restaurant developed by Andre Agassi and five athlete partners, closed in 2000. Replaced with cheesy-Generica fast-food.
Construction of the Aladdin (c.1999) -now Planet Hollywood and the Paris Hotels looking north. The Harley Davidson Cafe is located on this corner, it is the building with the motorcycle crashing through the front entrance. Note: Across the Street, everything was removed and City Center now stands.
The Bellagio looking across the Lake Look toward Caesars Palace. Note: Bellagio
opened October 15, 1998. It was the former site of the Dune’s Hotel that operated from May 23, 1955 to January 26, 1993 imploded on November 25, 1997
Construction of the Aladdin and the Paris Hotels (c. 1999). Note: The Aladdin opened April 1, 1966 and closed November 25, 1997. The hotel was imploded on April 27, 1998 and reopened on August 18, 2000. On April 17, 2007, the hotel was renovated and renamed to Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
Bally’s Hotel and Casino. Note: Bally’s was formerly the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, the casino burned in Las Vegas’ worst fire on November 21, 1980, killing 85 guests and employees. The MGM Grand was sold in 1985 and renamed to Bally’s.
Barbary Coast (c. 1999) and Bally’s Entrance at Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Blvd. Note: The Barbary Coast (March, 1979-February 27, 2007) The hotel and casino were rebranded as Bill’s Gamblin Hall and Saloon.