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Historic Moulin Rouge site in Vegas going back up for sale

December 28, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The historic site of the first racially integrated casino in Las Vegas is again headed for sale after a developer failed to meet a financial deadline.

Court-appointed receiver Kevin Hanchett told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Thursday that he set a Jan. 15 deadline for offers to purchase the neglected property once home to the Moulin Rouge.

The Review-Journal reports that California-based Spec Builders USA Inc. missed a bid for an extension to close a $9.5 million deal to buy the 15-acre (6-hectare) parcel northwest of downtown.

The Moulin Rouge was open briefly in 1955. It featured performers like Sammy Davis Jr. and Nat “King” Cole at a time when the Las Vegas Strip was segregated.

The site was added in 1992 to the National Register of Historic Places.

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