After 40 decades at the corner of Ogden and Main, the California Casino and Hotel is conducting a year of "multi-million-dollar" renovations with a series of confirmed and rumored upgrades on the horizon.
A major attraction for tourists from the Hawaiian islands since 1985, casual restaurant Aloha Specialties is about to undergo what they describe as a "much needed" facelift. The mezzanine-level restaurant will temporarily close from June 13 until Aug. 29, with the possibility those dates might shift.
For a boozy taste of the Ninth Island, guests can now head to east side of the property to the newly opened Holo Holo, also dubbed "The Happy Bar." The long bar takes over from the former San Francisco Pub and has added craft beers to their menu. The bar-top gaming has been left intact.
Nearby and just off the casino floor, the Cal Club Snack Bar has permanently shuttered. Guests looking for quick counter serve orders of "fried saimin, chicken katsu and chop steak" are being directed to the 24-hour Market Street Cafe and their option to place an order to go.
And early paperwork has been filed, but yet to be confirmed, on two other developments. Upstairs, a remodel is still being planned for Dave's Bar, the long gaming bar Next to the sports book, plus the resort's anchor restaurant, the Redwood Bar & Grill is awaiting final city review of a series of big design upgrades to the restaurant.