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More News on Boardwalk's Closing

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 16th September 2005 7:49pm
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Without revealing a specific date, MGM Mirage expects to close its aging Boardwalk hotel and casino within a year to make way for Project CityCenter, the company's $5 billion casino resort, hotel and condominium complex on the Strip and the largest privately funded construction project in U.S. history.

MGM Mirage has already begun to help its estimated 600 Boardwalk employees look for jobs elsewhere at the company, said Bobby Baldwin, president and chief executive of the company's Mirage Resorts division, which is overseeing the development of CityCenter.

"We think these people will have continuous employment," he said.

MGM Mirage began construction on a parking garage for employees at the nearby Bellagio property who have been parking on a surface lot behind the Boardwalk. The 5,300-car garage will be complete in June and will clear the way for the company to begin work that month on the centerpiece of the 66-acre urban village -- a 4,000-room hotel and casino.



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Sounds a new generation of mega-casinos are rolling into town. I think the only problem would be is that a lot of people who are first time visitors to Vegas will be a little scare of these mega-casinos.

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