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Las Vegas: Monte Carlo’s pool, shops, Andre’s restaurant to close in October

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The pool and two popular eateries at the Monte Carlo will close in early October. The resort is being converted into two separate hotel-casinos.
(MGM Resorts)

It’s almost time to say goodbye to the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Shopping and eating venues at the 20-year-old hotel — to be reinvented as two new hotels —  will close Oct. 3.

The resort will be transformed into the Park MGM and the NoMad Las Vegas. The Monte Carlo will remain open during construction of the new hotels, but the pool, two restaurants and several shops will vanish.

The renovation carries a price tag of $450 million.

The swimming pool at Monte Carlo will close October 3, but hotel guests will be able to use pools at other MGM Resorts properties along the Strip.
The swimming pool at Monte Carlo will close October 3, but hotel guests will be able to use pools at other MGM Resorts properties along the Strip.
(MGM Resorts )
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The Street of Dreams shopping complex will be shuttered, along with the Pub, a popular food and drink venue along the promenade.

The coming closure means you only have a few weeks left to take the Pub Challenge at the Monte Carlo.

For $29, you can try and down an 8-pound hamburger in 45 minutes. The giant burger is free for those who finish.

Also, hotel guests will have to go elsewhere to swim and sunbathe, according to a news release. MGM Resorts said folks staying at the Monte Carlo will be welcome at the pools at sister properties along the Strip.

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Andre’s French restaurant inside Monte Carlo will close Oct. 5 as part of a massive remodeling of the property. Plans for a new location are underway.
Andre’s French restaurant inside Monte Carlo will close Oct. 5 as part of a massive remodeling of the property. Plans for a new location are underway.
(Andre’s )

For high-end diners, the biggest loss will be the closure of the acclaimed French restaurant André’s. Chef André Rochat first opened his namesake eatery in downtown Las Vegas in 1980. It moved to the Monte Carlo in 1997.

The restaurant’s website says plans for a new venture are in the works. “The location might change, the wall coverings might be different, but the heart and soul will always remain the same,” it says.

The launch of the two new resorts is slated for late 2018.

Info: Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, (888) 529-4828 

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