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LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 08: Musician Paul DiGiovanni from the band "Boys Like Girls" performs onstage during the Poolside Rookie Showcase at The Pool in the Palms Casino Resort on September 8, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. [Charley Gallay] via Getty Images for Belvedere Vodka

One of the last major Las Vegas properties that had been closed due to the pandemic came back on line as the Palms Hotel and Casino reopened last Wednesday night.

The Palms had been owned by Station Casinos but was purchased during its’ closure by California’s San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The property is now the only one in Las Vegas with full tribal ownership.

Since its’ purchase the Palms has undergone some renovations but some of its’ more familiar attractions will remain, such as Mabel’s BBQ, Scotch 80 Prime, Send Noodles, and the A.Y.C.E. Buffet. The popular Ghostbar on the 55th floor of the Ivory Tower will reopen later this summer along with the Pearl concert theater.

The 14 screen Brendan Theaters returns and guests will also be able to enjoy the expanded 73,000 square foot multilevel pool area which will include private cabanas with individual pools.

The sportsbook at the Palms has also been revamped and will be run by William Hill.

The Palms hired around 1400 employees for its’ reopening with almost fifty percent being employees that had worked there before its’ closure.

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.