The long shuttered Holy Cow Casino & Brewery still can't catch a break and the empty lot across the street from SLS Vegas will remain vacant for some time.
The former mini casino and microbrewery on the northeast corner of Sahara and Las Vegas Boulevard was demolished in April 2012 after closing a decade earlier. The casino featured a wall signed by Cubs announcer Harry Caray, known for saying "Holy cow" for big plays.
The corner was meant to be revitalized by bold plans to create a two-story, retro-arched, 37,100-square-foot multipurpose complex, similar in tone to the south Strip's Harmon Corner. The first and mezzanine levels would feature retail and a separate gaming area and the second floor would be filled with restaurants.
But Walgreen's, the principal downstairs tenant, have now delayed their estimated opening date until March 31, 2015, citing the "current slump in the economy" and put the brakes on any current construction. In the meantime, project runners FNBN Aspen LLC promise to continue prepping the space. SLS Vegas, their far tonier immediate neighbor, has a penciled fall 2014 debut date.
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