Around it, and expected to remain like this pretty much forever, are sights like this...
The vacant site of a mothballed MGM Resorts mega-resort project. And this..
The world's largest souvenir store. (Sorry, future SLS gift shop. Even Angelina shops here.) And, like this..
Holy cow! The long-abandoned Holy Cow brewery-slash-casino is gone! And, while a fenced-in lot does not offer any clues as to what is coming in its place, VegasChatter friend Ted Newkirk at Access Vegas reports that he hears a, wait for it, Walgreens is coming soon. And, why wouldn't it be?
To the north and slightly behind the old Holy Cow site, the Fun City Motel (once cited as the place to stay where no one will know your name.. or care) appears to be in the process of being torn down, too.
And, let's not forget about the possibility of the Lucky Dragon coming to that part of the city, too.
So, while SLS may stand for "Some Luxurious Surprises" or "Secret Little Sanctuary," it could also stand for Sahara Limping Sadly or Sad Lost Strip, too. We hope that won't always be the case.
(PHOTO: slshotels.com, VegasChatter, Lucky Dragon)