The Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas announced on Wednesday its plan to redevelop a building that currently houses the Greyhound bus terminal on the Las Vegas casino.
The bus terminal will be vacated in the middle of 2021 and Plaza has started discussions with developers on possible projects to be constructed on the area. With 48,500 square feet and adjacent parking, the Las Vegas casino says that the building is a perfect location for new entertainment, dining, and retail outlets that will revitalize the downtown Las Vegas area.
In a statement, Plaza Hotel & Casino CEO Jonathan Jossel said:
“We are very excited to usher in this new era on Main Street. Main Street is where downtown started, and today, it remains the heart of downtown, connecting a thriving Arts District, a state-of-the-art city hall, popular destinations like the Plaza, Fremont Street Experience, our newest neighbor Circa, and much more. The Plaza is proud to have held the 1 Main Street address for nearly 50 years. With Greyhound relocating, we look forward to transforming the bus station into a new, dynamic downtown destination that will improve the ambiance and sense of community on Main Street. And with Symphony Park achieving its vision as a hub of residential, commercial, and cultural offerings, enhanced connectivity to it will bolster Main Street and downtown overall.”
Aside from the renovation of the Greyhound bus station, Plaza Casino will also build a four block pedestrian pathway that will connect the Las Vegas casino with a new elevated bridge which will be constructed by the city over the Union Pacific railroad tracks to the new commercial and residential developments in Symphony Park.
The pathway will boast of a desert landscaping with lighting, and a decorative safety wall that hopes to create and enjoyable and relaxing pedestrian experience.
Revitalizing Downtown Las Vegas
The two projects exemplify the commitment of the Tamares Group in revitalizing downtown Las Vegas. For over ten years, Tamares chairman and CEO Poju Zabludowicz has pushed for the development of the company’s properties in downtown Las Vegas, including the 2015 sale of the Las Vegas Club which paved way for Circa, the first new resort constructed on Fremont street since 1980.
During the previous ten years, Tamares has undertaken several expansion and improvement projects at The Plaza. Most recently, the owners of the Las Vegas casino added a 100-plus premium Luxe room and suites at the Core Arena which is an outdoor equestrian and multipurpose facility on Main street.The improvements and development are expected to continue until next year when Plaza Casino celebrates its 50th year anniversary.