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Lost Vegas

August 12th, 2009 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

Las Vegas Boulevard somewhere in between the Strip and Fremont Street is sort of undefined. Some folks call it the “No Man’s Land” but others might call it home, or a cheap place to stay while in town. Unfinished construction projects and fading glories fill the blocks which fall north of  “The Strip” {which most folks consider to begin around Sahara Ave.} and south of the neon and LED-filled Fremont Street Experience with the classic Vegas casinos. Here are a few photos of this space in between, from my trip in February 2009, in the middle of the Great Recession of the ’00s. This is the Vegas which has fallen out of favor for its bigger and bolder and newer neighbors like Planet Hollywood and Mandalay Bay and the Wynn, but doesn’t have the vintage retro-kitsch appeal nor the World Series of Poker tournaments that the Golden Nugget or Binions have.  You don’t usually see this part of town in the glossy magazines, travelogues nor the Anthony Bourdain and Food Network videos.

The Star Motel …oh such potential~look at the neon sign

Star Motel

San Francisco Wear/Sally’s Rentals – Going Cheap

San Francisco Wear

Original Thai BBQ… and Dreamy Drinkscape 

thai bbq

drink dreamscape

The Silver Spur Hotel. Kind of Old-School, Kind of Sketchy…


Strip-Mall Wedding Chapel

Wedding Chapel

White Cross Drugs


Closed Brewpub near the Sahara

vegas street art

Maybe Miss Katrina can tell us what is in store for Vegas’s future.

Miss Katrina

Tags: las vegas · urban decay

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