For visitors leaving the Palms and heading west, The Loose Caboose was a familiar sight on the corner of Flamingo Road and Arville Street. But anyone traveling by recently will have noticed the 18-year old gaming tavern has shuttered and been stripped to the wooden frames.
Featuring a vintage train-themed mural, 24-hour video gaming and a pub menu, The Loose Caboose replaced the former LJ'S Sports Bar & Grill and late eighties nightclub, Tramps.
Next for the space will be the latest expansion for Bourbon Street, the sports bar concept created by Nevada Restaurant Services Inc., the parent company behind gaming parlor operators Dotty's.
The complete remodel includes walls, ceilings, electrical, all new interiors and a new exterior face with "faux windows." The 6,482-square-foot project has allocated an estimated $1,133,70 for construction costs alone.
Currently an empty shell of a building, Bourbon Street has yet to announce its arrival or a potential opening date. The concept is already in action in two North Las Vegas locations, on Ann Road and Craig Road, featuring a mixture of sports, video poker and games of chance and skill that reward players with tickets to be redeemed for prizes.
An older, but less well known parent of The Loose Caboose debuted in Sunrise in 1997 and will also receive new ownership later this year.
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