Las Vegas is no stranger to economic woes, especially with neighboring North Las Vegas having been on the brink of declaring for bankruptcy. But as the area finds the housing market bouncing back as well as a resurgence of economic revitalization, many are wondering if the stores that were lost in the economic downturn will ever return. Here are the top 7 businesses that Las Vegas locals would love to see back in town.
1. Borders Bookstores
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In 2011, Borders announced it would liquidate its assets and close their doors forever, much to the dismay of the many coffee-sipping, book-perusing followers.
2. The Sahara Resort and Casino
While many Las Vegas casinos have endured and come out the other side of bankruptcy, debt and other monetary dilemmas, the Sahara Resort and Casino couldn’t cut it. It’s a shame since the resort was just shy of celebrating its 60th anniversary before they were forced to close their doors.
3. Circuit City
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Two years before Borders Bookstores closed their doors, Circuit City fell prey to a demise of falling profits and inadequate funds, leaving a “big-box” storefront empty.
4. The Attic
After a nearby explosion from a Nevada Energy substation, this beloved vintage store was condemned and forced to move to a different location. Since the explosion occurred, the local business owner of The Attic wasn’t able to get back on her feet and in 2012, she closed her doors for good.
5. The Huntridge
The epic Huntridge Theatre – considered a listing on the National Register of Historic Places – just couldn’t be saved after opening its doors in 1944 and serving patrons for decades of fun concerts and events. However, Las Vegas residents are hearing a recent call to action from the theatre’s current owners to once again open the doors, with enough donations from the public.
6. Flavor Flav Chicken
In 2012, Las Vegas lovers of the larger-than-life fried chicken restaurant House of Flavor were forced to go elsewhere for finger-licking goodness after it closed its doors. This was the second restaurant that rapper Flavor Flav wasn’t able to get off the ground, with the first closing after only a few months of being open in Iowa.
7. Hollywood Video
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It’s hard to say whether the economy was the reason Hollywood Video had to close its doors, or whether it was impeding competition from newcomers like Redbox and Netflix. After closing several locations to “restructure,” the company declared bankruptcy and many of its video customers still hope for a revival of this video super store.
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