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March 27, 2015

Tropicana Las Vegas implodes wing containing resort’s oldest rooms



A wing at the Tropicana Las Vegas is imploded at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to make room for renovations.

The Tropicana Las Vegas imploded a small portion of its historic Las Vegas Strip resort during the early morning hours today.

The implosion demolished a wing that contains rooms adjacent to Tropicana Avenue. The rooms were the oldest part of the Tropicana Las Vegas, dating back to 1957.

The implosion occurred about 2:30 a.m. and was heard by residents across the Las Vegas Valley.

A spokeswoman for the Tropicana said the section was removed to make room for a second entrance to the property. Guests will be able to access Nikki Beach pool and nightclub, which is scheduled to open next spring, and a new race and sports book. The implosion also opens up space for additional parking, the spokeswoman said.

The Tropicana Las Vegas is undergoing several rounds of a $180 million makeover. The property has renovated all of its rooms, restaurants, pools and the casino floor.

Before the makeover, the property had remained untouched since 1985.

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  1. The Tropicana has really been working on things since the new ownership.

    It was once a great property and it appears they are going to make it something great once again.

    Good luck to them!

  2. I liked that old wing. :(

    anyway, hopefully they can get some increased traffic.

  3. Vegas Says........."The Trop" is a great hotel, old or new, it has always been fun to visit. The hallway near the back heading to the rooms in the tower that was just torn down had GREAT photos.

    old Las Vegas: Dunes/Fremont/Moulin Rouge

    founders: Bugsy Siegel/Wilbur Clark/Jay Sarno past

    stars: Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis/Marilyn Monroe

    And so many more, also a great pool, and great staff.

    Vegas Says, would love to have those pictures..Call me ;-) I hope they don`t take them away.

  4. My wife and I ate dinner at the Biscayne restaurant last Friday night at the Trop. The restaurant was good and the casino was moderately filled with gamblers. I think they are on the right track. I'm really looking forward to their Mob Museum opening in December.

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