Las Vegas Advisor: Construction of Dream casino might resume

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Las Vegas Advisor: Construction of Dream casino might resume
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After suspending construction early this year, indications are that the Dream casino project on the south Strip could restart in January.

The developer of the 531-room hotel-casino to be built across from Mandalay Bay submitted documents to the county indicating that financing has been put in place to resume work.

A revised timeline has the project — originally announced to open in 2024 — now being completed in late 2025, putting Dream at the front of the line to be the next Las Vegas resort opening.

Strike averted: Coming quickly on the heels of the agreement between the Culinary Union and Caesars Entertainment, tentative five-year labor contracts were also signed with MGM Resorts International and Wynn Las Vegas last week, ending the possibility of a strike on the Strip less than a week before the Grand Prix race. The Culinary Union will now turn its attention to non-Strip casinos that have yet to renew contracts.

Hawaiian burgers: The Hawaiian chain Seven Brothers Burgers is coming to Las Vegas. The company has announced a 19-store expansion into Nevada, Arizona and Idaho, with several planned for Las Vegas. A timeline for opening wasn’t disclosed, but this will add another Hawaiian-dining option to several others that are already established in town, the most recent being Zippy’s.

Question: With the Formula One race over, how long will it take Las Vegas traffic patterns to get back to normal?

Answer: The dismantling of the F1 infrastructure — grandstands, floodlight erector sets, barricades, visibility-eliminating screens on pedestrian walkways, etc. — will require six to eight weeks to complete. During that time, traffic will remain congested, albeit to a lesser degree than has been experienced during the race lead-up when these elements were being put in place.