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Sahara Closing

3/19/2017

article L.A. company exec details redevelopment of SLS Las Vegas (LVRJ)
(Las Vegas) -- It’s not as if Sam Nazarian just sat down a few months ago and penciled out his ideas for SLS Las Vegas. He’s been conceptualizing and...

1/29/2017

article A Legend Reborn
(Las Vegas) -- One of Las Vegas’ legendary Rat Pack hotels is creating its own legend, following a complete transformation and rebranding. The former Sahara Hotel...

2/13/2014

article SLS Las Vegas looking to hire hundreds of employees
(Las Vegas) -- The newest resort on the Las Vegas Strip is getting ready to open its doors. Before that happens, Action News received a sneak preview of SLS Las Vegas,...

2/6/2014

article Gaming Guru
(Las Vegas) -- The $415 million SLS Las Vegas NV Hotel Casino will open Labor Day weekend, almost three years of time & three many months after the hotel-casino,...
article SLS Las Vegas To Open Doors On Labor Day
(Las Vegas) -- A remodeled and re-branded Sahara casino will re-open on Labor Day. The unveiling of the casino, which will be called SLS Hotel and Casino, marks the end...

5/10/2013

article Former NASCAR Cafe demolished as part of Sahara renovation
(Las Vegas) -- Demolition work continued Friday at the Sahara where workers began dismantling the former NASCAR Cafe.

7/3/2011

article Neon Museum gains Sahara sign
(Las Vegas) -- Owners of the closed Sahara hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip plan to donate one of the property's iconic signs to the Neon Museum, a collection of...

6/19/2011

article Sahara opens doors to let visitors buy everything
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip is reopening its doors one month after closing to let visitors and bargain-hunters buy pretty much anything...

6/17/2011

article Shoppers suffer hot, long wait as Sahara sale begins
(Las Vegas) -- With visions of mosaic glass in their heads, Las Vegas residents Andy and April Martello made one last bet at the Sahara. As always, the odds favored the...

6/16/2011

article Hundreds flock to closed Sahara to buy everything
(Las Vegas) -- Hundreds of visitors are lining up outside the Sahara hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip as it reopens to sell everything inside.

6/15/2011

article Sahara cashing out with piece-by-piece sale
(Las Vegas) -- At Thursday's sale at the historic Sahara, the only things off-limits will be in the NASCAR Cafe. Otherwise, more than 600,000 artifacts, furniture,...

6/12/2011

article Sale at The Sahara
(Las Vegas) -- It is the ultimate yard sale. Everything must be liquidated. This month you can buy the chandeliers and ceiling décor from the once opulent hotel and...

6/4/2011

article Everything must go as Rat Pack-era casino closes
(Las Vegas) -- Now that the Sahara hotel-casino is closed in Las Vegas after 59 years, everything must go. The owners of the Rat Pack-era casino are planning a...

6/3/2011

article Sahara in Vegas closes with a whimper
(Las Vegas) -- It was anything but a grand exit for the Sahara, which closed last month on the north end of the Strip. Whereas previous closings have been events of...

5/22/2011

article Sahara closes on Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- The venerable Sahara hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, where Elvis Presley stayed while filming "Viva Las Vegas" and the Beatles stayed when...

5/17/2011

article Casino Insider
(Las Vegas) -- After some six decades of operation under several different ownerships, the Sahara Hotel/Casino on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip closed on Monday.
article Farewell to the Sahara Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas visitors and locals were all over the Sahara Hotel & Casino property on Monday, snapping up memories with cameras and snapping up souvenirs.
article Las Vegas Landmark, the Sahara, Closes Its Doors for Good
(Las Vegas) -- If there is a Las Vegas Strip in heaven, the can take its rightful place with legends like the Sands, Desert Inn, Dunes and Hacienda. After 58 years, the...
article Las Vegas says so long to Sahara hotel
(Las Vegas) -- The Moroccan-themed Sahara hotel and casino closed Monday, ending a 59-year run. Once a hangout for Elvis Presley and the Beatles, the resort was stricken...
article Las Vegas' once-glamorous Sahara hotel-casino closes
(Las Vegas) -- Dozens of slot machines fell silent, and announcers ushered crowds of nostalgic gamblers to the exits on Monday as the Sahara hotel and casino, one of...
article Sahara casino closes on Vegas Strip after nearly 60 years; end of era dating back to Rat Pack
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara made its name over six decades in Sin City as a playground and stage for some of the biggest names in showbiz — including the Rat Pack,...
article Slots go quiet as Sahara closes 59-year run on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- The 59-year-old Sahara is officially closed, removing from the Strip one of the last Rat Pack-era hotel-casinos. The Sahara, which has been owned by Los...

5/16/2011

article A Runnin’ Rebel helps lead the Sahara to the final horn
(Las Vegas) -- Ever run into someone who at first blush looks terrifically familiar, yet you can’t readily figure out why? The man who checked me into my room for...
article Auld lang syne time at Sahara
(Las Vegas) -- It wasn't planned that way, but we gathered, fittingly, about the time of the Sahara's last sunset. None of us was young enough to stay around...
article BLOG: Sahara isn’t so much closing as ebbing away
(Las Vegas) -- The vibe is summarily strange at the Sahara as we take the hotel’s final Saturday night into dawn. That’s the best way to term it. A very...
article Legendary Las Vegas casino closes its doors
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas marks the end of an era this week as one of the US gambling mecca's last original "Rat Pack" casino-hotels, the Sahara, finally...
article OP/ED: A bittersweet farewell to icon / Fond memories of the ‘jewel of the desert’
(Las Vegas) -- As it shuts its doors today, the Sahara wraps up a remarkable 58-year career on the Strip that is, in many ways, the end of an era.
article Sahara Hotel And Casino Has Closed Its Doors
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara Hotel and Casino, almost the 8th wonder of the world and the last original Rat Pack hotel, has finally closed down.
article Sahara Hotel and Casino to Shutdown on Monday
(Las Vegas) -- Sahara hotel and casino based on the theme of Moroccan, which was being run from last 59 years, will be closed on Monday. The resort, which had a cameo,...
article Sahara hotel-casino closing on Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- The venerable Sahara hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, where Elvis Presley stayed while filming "Viva Las Vegas" and the Beatles stayed when...
article The Sahara, Last "Rat Pack" Hotel, Closes Its Doors
(Las Vegas) -- From 1952 on, the Sahara has hosted the likes of Elvis Presley, Sinatra and company, and the Beatles. Over decades of fame and glory, the gambling casino...
article With bars closed, casino floor action winds down at Sahara
(Las Vegas) -- We are live from the Sahara casino floor, which is to close forever at 10 a.m. Moments ago, a man asked no one in particular, “Is Jerry Lewis going...

5/15/2011

article Closure doesn't sadden Sahara's former owner
(Las Vegas) -- Paul Lowden is planning to have one last dinner at the Sahara's famous House of Lords steakhouse tonight. It seems appropriate.
article End of an era as Vegas casino closes
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas marks the end of an era this week as one of the US gambling mecca's last original "Rat Pack" casino-hotels, the Sahara, finally...
article Recalling Sahara’s days of splendor
(Las Vegas) -- 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...
article Sahara Hotel's golden era was filled with stars
(Las Vegas) -- Magician Rick Thomas faced a dilemma in 2009: Go on the North American tour he'd been planning for months or accept an offer to play the Sahara's...
article Sahara offers last goodbyes after nearly 60 years
(Las Vegas) -- In it's day, the Sahara was Las Vegas' epicenter. Peter Villalobos would know. For almost 35 years, he manned the Strip hotel's front desk.
article Sun sets on the Sahara in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- As a valet opened her car door, Martha Gallardo stepped out, glanced up and caught a gleam of afternoon sunlight bouncing off the iconic Sahara sign above...

5/14/2011

article Hundreds descend on Sahara, take the money (or not) and run
(Las Vegas) -- This morning at the Seattle’s Best Coffee at the Sahara, which has become sort of a Kats Report sub-bureau, a woman told me, “We’re all winners just for...
article Once ‘jewel of the desert,’ Sahara entertains last weekend guests before closing
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara took its first bow after transforming a struggling bingo parlor into a Moroccan-themed resort filled with pretend camels, nomads and African...
article Cash winnings, if not a full menu, to be had at soon-to-close Sahara
(Las Vegas) -- On the final Friday the 13th, or Friday of any sort, in the 59-year-history of the Sahara hotel-casino, we can report luck both good and bad.

5/13/2011

article With demise of Sahara, what’s next for north Las Vegas Strip?
(Las Vegas) -- In its prime, the north end of the Strip — the home to casinos such as the Thunderbird, Silver Slipper and Stardust — defined Vegas glitz....

3/22/2011

article SCHWARTZ: No takers for Sahara means Strip is hitting its limit
(Las Vegas) -- Even in flush times, running a Las Vegas casino was never a license to print money. Casinos have changed hands, declared bankruptcy and even closed their...

3/18/2011

article Another old Vegas player set to fold: Sahara
(Las Vegas) -- I was sad to hear the news last week that the Sahara Hotel & Casino, which dates to the 1950s heyday of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack" and...

3/14/2011

article OP/ED: Closure of Sahara casino another blow to economy
(Las Vegas) -- High school students marched in the streets, chanting sing-song "Save our teachers," waving picket signs and crying during a School Board...

3/13/2011

article 59 Year-Old Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas Going Out of Business
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara Hotel and Casino, featured in Oceans Eleven with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, is closing in May. Over 1,000 employees will lose their job.

3/12/2011

article At the end, 59-year-old Sahara isn’t a hint of what it once was
(Las Vegas) -- It was once the home of Jerry Lewis, Buddy Hackett, Johnny Carson and countless other comedy legends. It is where Louis Prima and Keely Smith turned...
article Goodbye Sahara: Vegas 'Rat Pack' Hotel to Close
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara Hotel & Casino, one of the last remaining resorts from the Rat Pack era on the Las Vegas Strip, will close its doors after nearly six...
article Las Vegas' iconic Sahara Hotel to close in May
(Las Vegas) -- A legendary Las Vegas hotel and casino will close its doors on May 16. Friday, more than 1,000 workers at the Sahara Hotel were told to look for new jobs.
article Sahara guests, workers fondly remember ‘the last of the oldies’
(Las Vegas) -- Helmut Hartleb first visited Las Vegas in 1958, six years after the Sahara opened. He remembers the lights and the excitement on the north end of the...
article Sahara hotel - casino to close May 16 in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The iconic Sahara Hotel on the north Vegas Strip will close it's doors on May 16, 2011, signifying the end of a locale that was once a favored hangout...
article Sahara hotel-casino in Las Vegas to close in May
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara was once an exotic desert locale where Frank Sinatra could enjoy a cocktail and bathing beauties were paid to frolic in the Garden of Allah...
article Sahara hotel-casino to close May 16
(Las Vegas) -- The owner of the Sahara hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip today announced plans to close the property on May 16. "We are working with our partners...
article Sahara’s closure could hurt monorail, but station will stay open
(Las Vegas) -- The closure of the Sahara hotel-casino is likely to harm the bankrupt Las Vegas Monorail, which has a station at the Sahara that is the transportation...

3/11/2011

article Sahara Casino Closing; 5 Facts About the Legendary Las Vegas Resort
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara is cashing out. Owners of the Sahara Hotel & Casino have announced that after 60-plus years operating on the Las Vegas Strip, the Moroccan-...
article Sahara Hotel Casino, Oldest on Las Vegas Strip, to Close May 16
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara Hotel & Casino, the oldest remaining Las Vegas Strip resort, will close May 16 after owners SBE Entertainment Group and Stockbridge Real...
article Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas Closes Amid Losses
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara Hotel and Casino -- where Johnny Carson performed sold-out shows and the Beatles once stayed -- will be shuttered, marking a milestone in Las...
article Sahara Hotel to close on May 16
(Las Vegas) -- The aging Sahara Hotel will close on May 16 with ownership saying it was "no longer economically viable" to keep the nearly 60-year-old iconic...
article Sahara hotel-casino in Las Vegas to close in May
(Las Vegas) -- Closure of the 59-year-old Sahara hotel-casino on the recession-battered Strip is a psychological blow to Las Vegas. Sam Nazarian, the Los Angeles...
article Sahara’s closure on May 16 will mark ‘the end of an era’
(Las Vegas) -- The owner of the Sahara hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip today announced plans to close the property on May 16. "We are working with our partners...

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