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O'Shea's Casino Closes, Parking Garage to be Imploded | News

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O'Shea's Casino Closes, Parking Garage to be Imploded
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LAS VEGAS -- For the first time in 23 years, O'Sheas Casino will not be turning on their neon lights at sunset. The popular bar and casino known for beer pong and cheap drinks officially closed at noon.

But before they closed, hundreds of people packed into the casino one final time for a beer and poker games. But unfortunately, nothing could be done to save the casino from closing down for good.

"After 23 years of being here, it's a staple. I have a lot of friends that come here still. I've had a lot of people from around the world here and they all say O'Sheas is the place we have to go," said bartender Robert Callahan.

O'Sheas will be replaced by with the $500 million Linq Project. It will have retail shops, dining and an observation wheel. Told the Linq Project will employ about 1,500 people when it opens. They should be hiring for those jobs when it opens sometime late next year.

The parking garage of O'Shea's will be imploded early Tuesday morning. Portions of the Las Vegas Strip will be closed to traffic to accommodate the implosion.

The implosion of the seven-story parking garage is scheduled to take place at 2:30 a.m. Barricades along the implosion site will be set up at 1 a.m.

The following closures for traffic and pedestrians are as follows:

  • Northbound and southbound lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard in front of Caesars Palace from Flamingo Road to the Mirage Hotel.
  • Winnick Avenue located behind the Imperial Palace and Flamingo hotels on the east side of both properties.
  • Audrie Street also behind the Imperial Palace and Flamingo hotels.
The streets will be closed until 6 a.m.
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