June 16 (Bloomberg) -- Outside the Tropicana Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, doorman Steve Wagner asks guests if they enjoyed their stay. Half complain, he says, citing everything from dirty rooms to insects.
"Boy, this place needs to go," said Wagner, 48, who has spent half his life at the once mob-linked property, which opened in 1957 and was hailed by the Saturday Evening Post as the "Tiffany of the Strip." "Nothing that exists in this hotel should probably stay." More ...
Hopefully Wagner already has been fired for his comments, but don't hold your breath. This is a slap in the face to many of the employees that are currently working at the Trop. If life is so bad working there, then apply for a gig at City Center and it's personality-free hotels.
There are some great workers such as Russ the dealer, along with bartenders Jason and Gerry who do a great job. To push them out in the street to build a monstrosity would be a crime worse than beating up a Raiders receiver in the street.
There are many choices when looking for accomodations on the strip. Don't take away our choice because you don't like the Tropicana. Pay $300 and stay at Mandalay Bay, just leave us alone.