Another iconic Las Vegas Strip venue shutting down


Nothing last forever, and that's especially true on the Las Vegas Strip, where aside from Donny Osmond, Carrot Top and Wayne Newton, change comes for everything. On the Strip, every restaurant and many of the resort casinos seem to undertake a massive overhaul, or even a name change, once a decade or so.Over the past 12 months the Strip has lost the Tropicana, which ended the run of the second-oldest resort casino on the famed road. It will also soon see the Mirage close, and plans are underway for the small Casino Royale to be replaced with a megaresort.Related: Las Vegas Strip casino signs huge rock star to residencyIn addition to those closures, lot of smaller venues have shut down including the venerable Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Entertainment's (CZR) Caesars Palace. And Chef Julian Serrano's Lago, considered one of the Strip's best restaurants, also will close later this year. You can blame changing tastes, tourists always wanting something new, or high rents making it impossible to operate on the Strip when you're no longer drawing a packed crowd every night. In Las Vegas there's always something new and even a 10-year run for a restaurant is an impressive feat. Las Vegas can be a nostalgic city. Caesars brought the iconic Horseshoe name to the former Bally's last year and that venue has honored a Las Vegas historical figure with its Jack Binion's steakhouse. Sin City, however, can also be harsh as Siegfried and Roy — two of the city's most legendary entertainers — have essentially been erased at the Mirage as it makes its transition to becoming a Hard Rock International property.

The closure of The Tropicana also meant the end of Robert Irvine's Las Vegas restaurant. Image source: Shutterstock

Las Vegas Strip losing another long-tenured restaurantHolsteins, a sort of upscale take on fast food, opened at MGM Resorts International's  (MGM)  Cosmopolitan in 2010. A sister restaurant to the Flour & Barley pizza restaurant located in Caesar's Linq Promenade, the burger chain tried to bring a modern take on classic comfort food.  "Holsteins Shakes and Buns riffs on traditional burgers, milkshakes, snacks, and “moo-shine” beverages with a funky, homegrown approach unlike any other in Las Vegas," the company said on its website. "Brought to life by local Las Vegas entrepreneur, Billy Richardson, you’ll find Holsteins Shakes and Buns located on the second level of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Boulevard Tower."The restaurant offers over 25 variations of its "Big Buns" hamburgers. It also offers a lineup of boozy shakes.Holsteins will shut its doors for good on July 9, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.Be the first to see the best deals on cruises, special sailings, and more. Sign up for the Come Cruise With Me newsletter.Gen3 Hospitality, which operates the restaurant, plans to open a new concept at the same location.  Caesars Paris Las Vegas welcomes a celebrity chefCronut inventor Dominique Ansel will open a second Las Vegas restaurant/bakery later this year. The move follows the famed chef successfully launching Dominique Ansel Las Vegas, which opened at Caesars Palace in October 2022.The new eatery, Dominique Ansel Marché, which will open in the fall, is "inspired by the sidewalk markets in France," Caesars said in a news release."An entirely new concept from Chef Dominique, showcasing croissants and viennoiserie baked fresh each morning, made-to-order crêpes, seasonal fresh fruit tarts and cakes, ice cream and more. The Paris Las Vegas location will also offer a variety of savory items, including succulent rotisserie chicken and potatoes as a nod to the Parisian street-side staple," it added. Chefs on site will also be "making crêpes to order like my early memories from back home and serving rotisserie chicken and many of our signature pastries," Ansel said. "There will be plenty of café seating that’s perfect for people-watching with a cup of coffee, just like on the sidewalks of France.” Be the first to see the best deals on cruises, special sailings, and more. Sign up for the Come Cruise With Me newsletter.And "a selection of the signature menu items fans love at Caesars Palace will find a new home at Paris Las Vegas, such as the iconic Cronut, the DKA (Dominique's Kouign Amann), Chocolate Chip Cookie Shots, Frozen S’mores, and baked-to-order Mini Madeleines," the company said.

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