Las Vegas Sun

October 21, 2014

Currently: 70° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Roads being closed for O’Sheas garage implosion

Caesars, county officials discouraging people from watching

Image

Steve Marcus

Pedestrains walk by O’Sheas casino on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday, April 29, 2012. The casino will close at noon April 30 to make room for the Linq project, a $500 million dollar entertainment, retail and dining corridor set to open in 2013. A new version of O’Sheas will be rebuilt inside Linq, officials said.

O'Sheas Countdown Party

A farewell sign is shown during the Final Countdown party at O'Sheas casino Sunday, April 29, 2012. The casino will close at noon April 30 to make room for the Linq project, a $500 million dollar entertainment, retail and dining corridor set to open in 2013. A new version of O'Sheas will be rebuilt inside Linq, officials said. Launch slideshow »

Map

O’Sheas is going out with a bang. Literally.

The 23-year-old Strip staple, famous for its beer pong and low-bet tables, closed its doors at noon today. Tomorrow morning, its 7-story parking garage will be imploded.

Caesars Entertainment shuttered the Irish-themed casino and is demolishing its garage to make way for the Linq project, a $500-million outdoor restaurant and entertainment district with an observation wheel centerpiece.

The 325,000-square-foot promenade will replace an alley between O’Sheas and the Flamingo, directly across the street from the company’s flagship, Caesars Palace.

Signs and barricades will be set up near the implosion site at 1 a.m. Tuesday. Surrounding streets will close to pedestrians and cars starting 2 a.m. Both Caesars and Clark County officials are discouraging people from trying to watch the implosion, citing safety concerns.

The county expects to reopen the streets about 6 a.m., depending on the scope of the cleanup and how far dust and debris scatters.

The closures include:

• The northbound and southbound lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard from Flamingo Road to the Mirage

• Winnick Avenue behind Imperial Palace

• Audrie Street behind Imperial Palace and the Flamingo

A version of O’Sheas is scheduled to open in a new location in the Linq project in 2013. An official groundbreaking for the project is planned for later this year.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Previous Discussion: comments so far…

Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun editors. Our goal is not to limit the discussion, but rather to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and contain no abusive language. Comments that are off-topic, vulgar, profane or include personal attacks will be removed. Full comments policy. Additionally, we now display comments from trusted commenters by default. Those wishing to become a trusted commenter need to verify their identity or sign in with Facebook Connect to tie their Facebook account to their Las Vegas Sun account. For more on this change, read our story about how it works and why we did it.

Only trusted comments are displayed on this page. Untrusted comments have expired from this story.

No trusted comments have been posted.