LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Three Station Casinos properties that have been closed since the COVID pandemic shut down in March 2020 will not reopen. Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho, and Fiesta Henderson are slated to be demolished and the land will be sold.
The properties have remained shuttered since the properties closed following a closure order from Governor Steve Sisolak on March 17, 2020. Although casinos were allowed to reopen on June 4, those properties never did.
Red Rock Resorts, the parent company, released the following statement Friday:
“These properties have been an important part of our business over many years, so it is not without sadness that we announce these permanent closures. We would like to recognize and thank our former Team Members who worked at these properties for making them a place where our guests always felt welcome. We are pleased that approximately one-third of the Team Members from each of these three properties are already working at another Station Casinos property, and we hope that number will grow. We also want to thank our loyal guests for their support.
While the decision was difficult, throughout our 46-year history, Station Casinos has adapted and grown with the Las Vegas valley. This action will enable the Company to continue reinvesting in our open properties and move more quickly to develop and deliver the next generation of Station Casinos resorts to the residents and visitors of North Las Vegas, Henderson, and the rest of the Las Vegas valley. This strategic focus will create new and exciting amenities for our customers and job opportunities for our valued Team Members and the community.”
Scott Kreeger, President of Station Casinos
The company said the ice rink at the Fiesta Rancho will remain open.
The Fiesta Rancho opened in December 1994 and the Texas Station, which is across the street, opened in July 1995. Fiesta Henderson opened in February 1998.
Henderson Mayor Debra March released this statement after learning about the Fiesta Henderson:
“While we are sad to bid farewell to Fiesta Henderson, we are excited to welcome new development to Henderson that will bring economic benefits to the community. The Fiesta Henderson site is a prime location and we look forward to working with the land purchaser to develop a project that will bring the greatest value and benefit to Henderson residents. Kudos to Red Rock Resorts for finding positions for their displaced team members at other Station Casinos properties.”Debra March, Henderson Mayor
Maraisha lives near two of the properties set to close and told 8 News Now she is sad about the news but is not completely surprised.
“People that don’t have cars and use that as a local hangout, now they don’t have nowhere to go,” she added.
Trish Nash owns a real estate company near Fiesta Henderson and said she is looking toward the future and what will come next for the area.
“I would rather look at the glass half full, and I believe something really good will come of it,” she said.
Ronal Portillo is a former Fiesta Rancho employee and said the move to tear the property down brought back a lot of memories.
“My coworkers, it was like a family you know working with them,” Portillo added. “I hope they can give us another opportunity when a new casino opens.”
The company noted that the ice rink connected to Fiesta Rancho will remain open.