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One year after it closed, can Sahara site become a symbol of Las Vegas' rebound?
One year after it closed, can Sahara site become a symbol of Las Vegas' rebound?
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Rob Oseland heard plenty of skepticism about some of the projects he helped create along the Las Vegas Strip. The Bellagio was too expensive. The Wynn and Encore were too far north, away from the heart of the Strip.
Photo: A preview of the SLS Las Vegas resort that will be
Courageous first move could bring success to north portion of the Strip
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
J. Patrick Coolican:
Someone had to be first. Some guy in a hut had to have the courage to drink the juice of fermented grapes, and good things followed. Likewise, the north end of the Strip needed someone to have the courage to invest. Now that SBE Entertainment of Los Angeles and private equity group Stockbridge Real Estate are putting money into the shuttered Sahara, perhaps the 20-teens will eventually be known as the era when the action moved north on the Strip.
Photo: Image rehab: When the Sahara becomes SLS Las Vegas
The Sahara's SLS renovation could mean big things for the north Strip
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Neon Eden:
The hotel's redevelopment project will begin in September.
Plan to redevelop Sahara risky for investors, debt-rating agency says
Plan to redevelop Sahara risky for investors, debt-rating agency says
Friday, April 6, 2012
Sam Nazarian’s plan to redevelop and reopen the Sahara hotel-casino is risky for investors in the project’s debt, Standard & Poor’s is cautioning. The debt-rating agency issued a preliminary B- rating to a proposed $300 million term loan for the project.
Photo: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 2:12 p.m. - Sam Nazarian,
Financing details unveiled for Sahara renovation into 'SLS Las Vegas'
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
New details were made public Wednesday on hotelier Sam Nazarian’s plan to redevelop and reopen the closed Sahara hotel-casino on the lonely northern end of the Las Vegas Strip. Debt rating agency Moody’s Investors Service issued a report that confirmed the redeveloped property would be called ''SLS Las Vegas'' and that Nazarian was hoping to reopen it in 2014.
Photo: SBE CEO Sam Nazarian, Tina Choi, Heather Murren an
Strip Scribbles: Sahara to reopen ‘sooner than later,’ Sam Nazarian says
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
SBE and hotel mogul Sam Nazarian has revealed that he will make over the shuttered Sahara hotel casino he bought on the Strip and will ...
Photo: The Sahara in Las Vegas on Friday, May 13, 2011.
Permits OK'd for remodel of Sahara — minus roller coaster
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The shuttered Sahara would reopen with a renovated casino floor and 1,622 hotel rooms, but minus its signature roller coaster, under plans unveiled on Wednesday. The plans, presented to the Clark County Commission, end speculation that owners of the 59-year-old building were going to implode it and start from scratch. Commissioners approved use permits to renovate the hotel’s interior, including the casino and 1,622 rooms. Plans also include demolition of the roller coaster.
Sahara owners step up redevelopment planning after closure
Sahara owners step up redevelopment planning after closure
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Plans are advancing for redevelopment and re-opening of the Sahara hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, its owner announced Thursday.
Picked clean, Sahara liquidation sale ends
Picked clean, Sahara liquidation sale ends
Thursday, September 15, 2011
THE STRIP:
Four months after the Sahara’s final day of operation, the last remnants of the Rat Pack-era casino are gone. A liquidation sale to empty the 59-year-old resort has ended.
Sahara unloads pieces of 58-year history at liquidation sale
Sahara unloads pieces of 58-year history at liquidation sale
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Prospective buyers lined up early for a glimpse of items for sale
There are rules to a liquidation sale, you know. Just because you are guarding that prime rib cart, that doesn’t make it yours. And there’s no bargaining or bartering, either — at least not on the first day.
After closure on the Strip, everything must go at the Sahara
After closure on the Strip, everything must go at the Sahara
Friday, June 3, 2011
Now that the Sahara hotel-casino is closed in Las Vegas after 59 years, everything must go. The owners of the casino are planning a liquidation sale of all items inside the property exactly one month after closing the casino's doors. Things for sale include the casino's poker room sign, bedroom furnishings and chandeliers in several shapes and sizes.
Photo: Why not reopen the domed Sahara hotel on the Las V
New life for Sahara as the state Capitol?
Thursday, May 19, 2011
J. Patrick Coolican:
On the Sahara’s final weekend, I walked into a pathetic scene: A bunched crowd of patrons, arms outstretched, reaching and yelling as employees distributed free T-shirts. It was like something out of a disaster zone where the crowd is pushing up against the relief workers giving out sacks of food. Later, I came up with a classic win-win: We should move the state capital to Las Vegas, and make the Sahara the Capitol building.
The character of the closing of the Sahara in 140 characters or less
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Sun columnist John Katsilometes moved into the Sahara for the iconic Vegas casino’s final four days. Over those 96 hours, Johnny Kats posted nearly a message an hour on Twitter. Limited to 140 characters per message, here are a few highlights of those posts.
Sahara, unions working to help employees facing layoffs
Sahara, unions working to help employees facing layoffs
Monday, May 16, 2011
The Culinary and Bartenders unions say they and the owner of the Sahara have been working to help nearly 400 union members affected by today's closure of the property.
Recalling Sahara’s days of splendor
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Brian Greenspun: Where I Stand:
The Sahara opened its doors on Oct. 7, 1952. On the morning of Oct. 8, 1952, my father, Hank Greenspun, published his “Where I Stand” column heralding the opening of the fabulous Sahara.

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