Casino Owner Buys Courthouse

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(photo courtesy: Clark County Government)

(photo courtesy: Clark County Government)

(Las Vegas, NV) — Clark County’s old courthouse in downtown Las Vegas has a new owner.

On Tuesday, Commissioners accepted a lone bid of $10 million from Derek Stevens, a majority owner of The D and Golden Gate casinos.

The building sits on 2.76 acres of land adjacent to The D.

What’s in the property’s future?  Stevens tells KXNT, “The plans right now are to simply go through the process of a demolition.”  That is expected to be a lengthy endeavor.  He says his property “could use a pool, and downtown could use some convention space.”

The courthouse was built in 1960 and served as the justice center until the new Regional Justice Center was built. The old building was boarded up when the courts moved to the new RJC in 2005, and has remained empty.

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