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Vegas Mate Review of the Week
This week’s review is Gregory T’s Dec 18th review of Zarkana @Aria – 2/5 chips
This week’s winner is @jonathanjossel for his picture of Fremont St, pre-Fremont St Experience. I LOVE old school color pictures of Fremont St without the canopy. The contrast between the neon lights and the black sky is breathtaking. This picture is taken from the middle of the road looking west and has to be at least 20 years old because the Union Plaza is anchoring the picture dead ahead. The Plaza stopped using the “union” name in 1992. The photographer was next to the Horseshoe and Golden nugget, just before the 1st st/Fremont intersection. You can still see that Binion’s is still the Horseshoe (the name changed to Binion’s in 2005), Mermaids is still Sassy Sally’s (that changed in 2001) and La Bayou’s is still the Coin Castle (which changed in 1996.) You can’t see much of it but the Golden Nugget already has had it’s exterior remodeled to the style we are used to today. Lastly, the Fremont St Experience wasn’t built until 1994.
Mike Epps - 1/19
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