22 Fremont

Las Vegas, NV


Goldie's

1966 to 1970/1973?

Club 22

1970?/?




Goldies, McLaney's Carousel, The Mint Horsehoe and The Fremont
So far this is the only photo I've seen that shows Goldie's and only because somebody was taking a picture of the Carousel!

If you look at the stripes on the Goldie's sign, compare them to the vertical stripes on the sign on Mr. Reed's which occupied the building after Goldie's.

Thanks to Jim Sarra for finding this and pointing me to it!
I have found some different dates for the opening and closing of this location.

The Fuller Index says  11-16-66  to  4-1-70 (Slots only)

while an exceptionally well written article in the Casino Collectible News says in part:

Goldie’s, 1966-c.1973:
I’ve seen one postcard where, with magnification, I could make out “die’s” on the front
of the building. The phone book confirmed the spelling of Goldie’s Casino, the postcard confirmed that the building façade no longer resembled a slot machine. Slots only.


The two newspaper articles to the left add some dates and also some of the cast of characters.

It seems that in May of 1967 Victor Havas was ‘recommended” as a denial for a license application to add slot machines to Goldie’s bar. The application was for Victor Havas as 100% owner while Theodore Havas and Alex Gold would be board members.

Vic Havas was having problems getting a license in 1966 for another location as excerpted from an article in the Las Vegas Sun November 16, 1966:

The commission, upholding a gaming control board split vote, granted Vic Havas a slot license at Steak Up, 4000 E. Fremont St , site of his Courtesy Motors.  Havas, a former licensee in Ace Liquors in Casino Center, had twice before been denied  licensing because of an “unsuitable background." Board member W. E. Leypold voted against Havas as a licensee.




I couldn’t find a final disposition on the outcome of the license application and the slots may have been licensed under another person.



In the lower article from 1970 Victor Havas is transferring his tavern license to his son Tyrone Havas and the name has been changed to Club 22! 


The half block of Fremont Street from 20 to 32 Fremont has been home to quite a few important and recognizable businesses in the past. The little alley between the Las Vegas Club and the Golden Goose sign is part of the original layout of Las Vegas as surveyed in 1905.  I took the picture below in October 2013 and the list shows some of the businesses that took up residence in this tiny patch over the years.
20 Fremont
22 Fremont
24 Fremont
32 Fremont
Nevada Bakery (ca.1926-1931)

Nevada Shoe Shop
(ca. 1945-

Dixie Waffle & Sandwich Shop
Dixie Delicatessen
(ca. 1950-1963)

G & G Fremont
(Currently)
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26 Fremont
Deluxe Barber (ca. 1932-1945)

Mack Louis Bail Bonds
(ca.1950)

Jay Jewelry & Loan
(ca.1952-1953)
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28 Fremont
Blanding's Palace Market
(ca. 1930-1932)
Ethels Delicatessen
(ca. 1934)
Ethel’s Liquor Store
(ca. 1937-45)
Thrifty Liquors
(ca. 1952)
Downtown Liquors
(ca.1953)
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30 Fremont
Oak Hotel
(ca. 1930-39)

La Bonita Hotel
(ca. 1944-1954)
Las Vegas Pharmacy
(ca. 1930-1953)






of Sassy Sally's






32 Fremont is the corner of
1st St. & Fremont St.

That corner has changed
many times over the years.
Click here to see
some photos
of that corner
over the last 85 years.
 The half block of Fremont Street from 20 to 32 Fremont has been home to quite a few important and recognizable businesses in the past. The little alley between the Las Vegas Club and the Golden Goose sign is part of the original layout of Las Vegas as surveyed in 1905.
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