32 Fremont

Las Vegas, NV


Mermaids

2000

to

2016

Mermaids Casino on Fremont street in Las Vegas, NV 2013


In January 2000 Herb Pastor converted his  Sassy Sally's Casino 
to the island themed Mermaids Casino.

Mermaids was a slots only casino.

Pastor also started the  Coin Castle Casino and later converted it to the Louisiana themed La Bayou.

In an article from August 11, 1977 Herbert Pastor was approved as the
unconditional licensee of both the Golden Goose and the Coin Castle Casinos.

He converted the Golden Goose Casino to
the former gentlemen's club "The Girls of Glitter Gulch."
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
(Closed 2016)
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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.
A view of the location of Mermaids at 32 Fremont Street in September 2017
A view of the location of Mermaids at 32 Fremont Street in September 2017 shows the building is gone
but the Las Vegas Club towers are still there.  There is a food truck parked where mermaids formerly stood.
Granite Gaming owned both La Bayou and Mermaids. It was started by owner Herb Pastor who sold to his son Steve Burnstine in 2006. Burnstine owned and operated the properties until May 2016 when the Stevens Brothers,
owners of the Golden Gate, The D, and the former Las Vegas Club,  bought  La Bayou and Mermaids Casino as they expanded their interests down Fremont.

Both La Bayou and Mermaids closed June 27, 2016


Mermaids location at the corner of North 1st Street in 2013 and 2017
Mermaids interior demolition in April of 2017 courtesy of the PGG Collection.
Mermaids interior demolition in April of 2017 courtesy of the PGG Collection.
Mermaids had a great location on the corner of North 1st Street
Mermaids had a great location on the corner of North 1st Street, where one of the Fremont Street stages
occupies the closed street, and right across the stage from Binion’s.
Every night saw huge crowds ready to play the slots and have a famous deep fried Twinkie at Mermaids.


To the left is the site in February 2018.

Click here for more photos of the demolition of this block and the progress of the new downtown property.
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