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Caesars Palace fountains on Las Vegas Strip temporarily replaced with Samsung store

Posted: 11:27 PM, Sep 29, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-30 18:56:21Z

An iconic feature on the Las Vegas Strip has temporarily been replaced, and some people aren't happy about it. 

People walking near Caesar's Palace this week noticed something different. The iconic fountains in front of the hotel were nowhere to be found. 

"It was a little weird without the fountains," said Jim Boyer, a local resident. Boyer said he and his wife lost track of where they were on the strip when they didn't see the famous landmark. 

A Samsung Galaxy Studio is currently sitting in the same spot where the fountains once resided. A spokesperson for Caeser's Entertainment said the installation is only temporary, but some people aren't happy. 

"It's not about the view that's been ruined. It's really about the Vegas experience that they're mucking with," said Scott Roeben, founder of VitalVegas.com.

Roeben wrote an article about the new display and said many people on social media agree that the fountains shouldn't be replaced. 

"It's just not a lot of fun looking at a retail store on top of those beautiful fountains," he said. 

A spokesperson for Caesers Entertainment released the following statement to 13 Action News, but did not answer when asked how long the Samsung Galaxy Studio would be in place: 

"The Samsung Studio is a temporary structure where guests can experience the newest in Samsung products and an interactive virtual reality experience. With only 5 locations in the US, Samsung has selected Las Vegas for this surprise and delight attraction and Caesars Palace is excited about bringing this experience to its center Strip location. Additionally we are receiving positive feedback from our guests and passerbys.”