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Golden Nugget's New Owners Announce New Tower Expansion, Target Mid-Rollers

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 8th September 2005 8:05pm
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The future owners of the Golden Nugget hotel and casino are planning a new hotel tower in downtown Las Vegas.

Tilman Fertitta, chief executive of Landry's Restaurants Inc., said the expansion also would include two high-end restaurants and a 1,200-seat showroom at downtown's largest hotel.

Landry's, owners of the Landry's, Joe's Crab Shack and Rainforest Cafe chains, has 308 restaurants in 36 states. The company also is the nation's second-largest operator of aquariums and plans to develop a swimming pool at the Golden Nugget next to an aquarium so that swimmers can swim within inches of sharks.

Fertitta said the company would ask the city to abandon Carson Street to enable the tower expansion. He said details of the expansion are in the preliminary stages. didn't know rooms, how much cost

Fertitta said he has wanted to operate a casino for years and was just waiting for the right deal to come along. He said with restaurant and entertainment amenities becoming more important in the casino environment, a company that bases its business plan on his speciality is a good fit for the Golden Nugget.



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