So, I go away for the weekend and don't take my computer along and guess what happens? Podcaster Steve Friess interviews Steve Wynn and their conversation ranges from the closing of 'Avenue Q' to the ultimate development of the Wynn Golf Course.
If you're interested, the best thing to do is to listen to the entire podcast. Still, some brief highlights:
- Wynn estimates he will save between $75 and $85MM by using the 'Q' theater for 'Spamalot'. Also, the convention space that will be built for Encore will be able to connect directly to WLV's convention space, something impossible if the Grail Theater would have been built as planned.
- 'Avenue Q' was making money but not enough money to keep it in that spot. They looked for other, smaller spots but couldn't find something the right size.
- Eventually the golf course will go and be split into several parcels. Up to two hotels and a giant lake will be built on parcels between the existing Fairway Villas and what is the half-way point through the course.
- A 135ft tree lined 'Wynn Parkway' will eventually run through the parcel, connecting all of these various resorts.
The podcast is located here: http://www.thestrippodcast.com.
Also, for more on Encore, the RJ had an article recently:
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