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Mr. Syd

Producer for the Steve Harvey Morning Show, Sundays 4 pm to 9 pm

Construction has resumed on the long stalled Fontainebleau and the property is expected to open in late 2023 according to developer Jeffrey Sofer who has reacquired the property. [Ethan Miller] via Getty Images

Construction work has resumed at the long stalled Fontainebleau project near the north end of the Strip.

Developer Jeffrey Soffer announced in a ceremony at the property on Tuesday that he has bought back into the project, that construction has resumed, and that an opening of the last quarter of 2023 is planned. Sofer is the original owner of the project, which had construction stalled in 2009 due to the Great Recession.

The resumption of construction on the 67 story blue colored building is expected to bring over 3,000 construction jobs to the city and the property will have 6,000 jobs once it opens in 2023. The property will have a casino and it’s proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center is expected to add to it’s appeal to visitors as Las Vegas continues to rebound from the pandemic.

When the property is finished and reopens it will be called simply Fontainebleau Las Vegas.


Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.