The D Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, known for its Large D and little cherub like pissing statue, has announced that they are trying to get much bigger. Derek and Greg Stevens, brothers and fountain aficionados announced today that they are buying additional land on Fremont Street in order to “reshape the block on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience …(and) develop a third hotel-casino property.”
As part of this purchase they have bought the Granite Gaming Group properties including Mermaids, La Bayou Casino and the Topless Girls of Glitter Gulch, a fairly well known adult establishment. While Mermaids and La Bayou will close in June and the employees will be offered interviews for the new establishments, the Topless Girls will be homeless.
“While it will be sad to say goodbye to our family-run Fremont Street mainstays, it is an exciting time for Downtown Las Vegas as Derek Stevens continues to propel its evolution,” remarked Steve Burnstine, the CEO of Granite Gaming Group. “All three locations will remain open until June 27, giving loyal customers a chance to stop in and say goodbye and first-timers an opportunity to experience vintage Las Vegas.”
The Stevens brothers co-own three hotel-casinos as well as the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, a special event, concert and festival venue that opened in 2014. On March 15, they were awarded the winning bid for Clark County’s Bridger Building, located on 3rd St. and Bridger Ave., which was purchased for the internal growth of their Downtown Las Vegas company.