Named in tribute to Wynn family friend and close business associate Charlie Meyerson, Zoozacrackers Deli has shuttered at Wynn Las Vegas. As expected, the casual spot waited until the finale of March Madness to close. The space will soon be swallowed up by improvements to the adjacent Wynn Race & Sports Book, which has also closed and moved to a "temporary location at Encore, adjacent to Encore Players Lounge and Surrender."
The entire 9,657-square-foot area will be transformed into one large new sports book, a major undertaking backed by an estimated $5 million in construction costs alone. A major facet of the new design will be a wall of LED screen panels. Yet to be determined, if there will be a replacement for the casual deli. Current plans do refer to a new "kitchen exhaust" installation. The sports book is aiming for an Aug. 1 reveal.
Zoozacrackers Deli debuted alongside the entire resort in April 2005, "dubbed after what Charlie Meyerson, a great friend of Steve Wynn's, would call someone he liked—Charlie's portrait can be found hung in a place of honor inside the restaurant." Myerson passed away five months before Wynn Las Vegas' grand opening.
Another fixture since opening day, Parasol Down has quickly returned to action after a makeover that earmarked an estimated $800,000 just for construction costs. Back open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., it provides a prime spot to watch the "Lake of Dreams" outdoor show presented "every half-hour from dusk to 12:30 a.m." Sibling bar Parasol Up, located on the casino floor above, completed its upgrades in January.