huttered downtown Las Vegas hotel-casino Main Street Station reopened on Wednesday morning at 6 a.m., marking the first time the venue welcomes guests since the pandemic prompted its closure in March 2020.
The gambling facility is one of two Boyd Gaming Corp. properties that remained closed since their initial shutdown, the other one being Eastside Cannery. The company announced no special events were planned for Main Street Station’s “soft opening”, reports Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“The legacy resumes downtown as we proudly reopen our doors for the first time since the pandemic began, over a year and a half later,” announced the company on Wednesday. “We’re thrilled to welcome back our guests, and we hope to see you all soon.”
The day we've all been waiting for! The legacy resumes downtown as we proudly reopen our doors for the first time since the pandemic began, over a year and a half later. We're thrilled to welcome back our guests, and we hope to see you all soon. When will you be stopping by? pic.twitter.com/2gYJQpLYAb— Main Street Station Casino (@mstreetcasino) September 8, 2021
Main Street Station is a Victorian-style hotel and casino which counts with more than 400 hotel rooms and 27,000 square feet of gaming space. Following its reopening, all three of Boyd’s downtown hotel-casino properties are now up and running. Fremont and California Hotel are the other two.
The casino is set to reopen as a 24/7 property, although its two restaurants will open with limited hours. The company had previously said that demand would dictate the timeline for the reopening of Main Street, and as the California and Fremont casinos have been running busy as of late, Main Street’s opening was seen as timely. Eastside Cannery, the other Boyd property not reopened, still has no date set for relaunching operations.
“We are thrilled to announce the reopening of Main Street Station and to welcome back our team members and guests who have been eagerly awaiting our return,” said Steve Thompson, Boyd Gaming’s executive vice president of operations, last month in a statement.
While Gov. Steve Sisolak allowed casinos to start reopening on June 4, 2020, Main Street Station saw its operations remain closed for a total of 18 months. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports that downtown is now making a strong comeback, partly driven by the new addition of the Circa Resort & Casino Las Vegas, one of Main Street Station’s closest neighbors.