Hot on the heels of our recent story about the ongoing shrinkage at Downtown Grand, the hotel’s Spread deli has closed, and its Asian restaurant, Red Mansion, will close within a week.
The wall bearing a sign for the Spread has been unceremoniously covered up.
Downtown Grand’s Chinese dining option, Red Mansion, will also close soon. We hear much of the menu will still be available at the hotel’s Stewart + Ogden restaurant, however.
These restaurant closings aren’t the only changes customers have noted during recent visits. The hotel’s outdoor blackjack tables have been removed.
We’ve heard Downtown Grand’s other venues, Mob Bar and The Commissary, are also in danger of closing, but our typically-reliable source at the hotel says they’ll remain afloat. Time will tell.
It appears the hotel’s owners (CIM Group) and operators (Fifth Street Gaming) continue to struggle in their effort to overcome a seemingly insurmountable challenge: location.
In recent weeks, efforts to attract more customers (specifically, from Fremont Street Experience, a long, long block away) have gotten increasingly awkward.
Example: The Wheel-O-Desperation.