Update: I received an email saying the opening was pushed back to October 24, which basically renders the rest of this post moot.
Lately, There seems to be a lot of excitement surrounding the upcoming Downtown Grand. VegasTripping had a great preview of the rooms, VegasChatter had a great in-depth preview last month, and a recent Five Hundy podcast discussed that they are taking reservations starting late October through Choice Hotels.
However, Fifth Street Gaming, who owns and the Downtown Grand and has been behind the major transformation from the Lady Luck, has yet to announce an official opening date. With it being mid-August, an opening announcement should be around the corner. Well, last week I received an interesting email from the folks at Downtown Grand:
I’m not one to pass up a free room, especially at a brand new place, so I’m booked for VIMFP weekend. But there you have it. Rooms starting September 23rd. Now it’s worth noting that the 23rd is a Monday, so either they are opening when it’s slower to get their feet wet, or the casino is opening before the hotel. Either way, it’s the closest concrete evidence of an opening date that I have seen yet.