PHOF in Las Vegas has been REOPENED for 4 days now. Friday was $387. Saturday was almost busy with $810. Sunday was $523. MONDAY was the worst one day total since we opened, $171. We dipped under 200 once the first week we opened in 2006.
Trying hard not to panic. The main factor at work here is the lingering effects of the MEXICAN BEER VIRUS. Many of our older customers remain hunkered in the bunker. Also the road out front has been reduced to 2 lanes with limited left turns Eastbound which slows traffic. This will continue for several more weeks and was not a surprise. Another BIG factor was protests in the streets resulting in a gas station in the 900 block of Tropicana being looted and burned.
All our personnel are safe and warm (110 on Saturday). We are doing the same thing we were doing during the TOTAL SHUTDOWN, fine tuning the games on the floor, while getting new machines out of storage and working them thru for the opening on the Strip. Having big fun playing with our new RODENT CONTROL OFFICER, Porange Cat.
Spent a part of the afternoon yesterday on the building site. Grading is underway. By the end of the week they should be placing forms to pour the foundation. The last of the iron fencing that was installed in the 70's was ripped down by a backhoe.