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New hotel hopes to revitalize city's west side

Posted at 6:55 PM, Mar 01, 2016

It's been 13 years since the Moulin Rouge Hotel burned to the ground, nearly gutting the whole building.  

Now, it's out with the old and in with the new, as plans are in place to build the new Moulin Rouge Hotel and Casino.  

The original Moulin Rouge Hotel was the first desegregated hotel and casino, and was popular with many African-American entertainers.  

Developers want to pay tribute to the history of the hotel, while still making it fresh and modern.  

They hope the hotel can revitalize the city's west side.  

"This project will bring jobs, new vision, integrity, and a sense of pride to this community," says China Hudson, the project spokesperson.  "For so long, this community was cut off from the rest of Las Vegas, so it is our vision and our goal to make this project, their project." 

Developers hope to start construction within the year.