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Tracking Three Big Restaurant Closings in Las Vegas

One shut down early, a huge restaurant is now dark and a steakhouse shutters Memorial Day weekend

Eater Vegas

Sad news for fans of Yusho. Instead of waiting until June 5, the restaurant from Chicago restaurateur Matthias Merges closed the doors early. The Monte Carlo website colorfully says that “as part of Monte Carlo’s makeover Yusho has turned off the grills.”

The Monte Carlo has been busy closing restaurants to make way for NoMad and Eataly in 2018. Brand Steakhouse at the resort closed on May 11. Andre’s, the upstairs French restaurant next door to Yusho, closed last October. The Pub also closed in October.

Also closed, the world’s largest Hooters, a sprawling 15,200 square feet of chicken wings and Hooters Girls at the Palms. The restaurant, which opened in September 2015, sits inside the Palms and originally took over the long-shuttered Heraea, a female-focused sports bar that barely lasted eight months.

Next up, Smith & Wollensky, which confirmed that its 20-year run on the Strip ends after service on May 27. While the steakhouse plans to land somewhere else in Las Vegas, it plans to auction off the "entire contents" inside the 635-seat, three-floor restaurant on June 1-2.

Every Restaurant and Bar That Closed in Las Vegas in 2017 [ELV]

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Yusho Japanese Grill & Noodle House

3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Paradise, NV 89109 702-730-7777 Visit Website

Hooters Palms

4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 216-4887

Smith & Wollensky - Las Vegas

3767 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 862-4100 Visit Website