Looks like all signs of Central Michel Richard are being erased from Caesars Palace. The 24-hour diner from Michel Richard removed signs from inside the resort and three remain on the patio area of the restaurant facing the Strip. Even the electronic menu is blank at the entrance to the former Central and the restaurant is gone, gone, gone from the Caesars Palace Website.
A hostess for the restaurant answered the phone Bistro 24 and said it's only open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the bar in the lobby staying open 24 hours.
Central filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July. Bistro Central LV LLC, dba Central Michel Richard, took the dramatic action to hold off creditors while the company tried to get its affairs in order and works on its future. Bankruptcy filings indicated the restaurant owes $1 million to creditors.
Last month, rumors swirled that pint-sized Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis was looking at the space.