Resorts World opening bringing boost to nearby businesses

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The new Resorts World Las Vegas is expected to employ at least 6,000 locals, but its impact on the local economy extends beyond that.

For more than five years, the site where Resorts World now sits was an eyesore while dealing with on-and-off construction. 13 Action News spoke with a couple of neighboring businesses who say it will all be worth it when the resort finally opens tomorrow night.

El Dorado Cantina is located about a block west of Resorts World, where General Manager Omar Villanueva is bracing for a boom in business.

“I think it’s going to be pretty crazy coming up. It’s going to be a lot of traffic. We’ve gotten a lot of traffic just from all the businesses around here, including the strip. As they open up with 100% as well, that helps us because we’re so close to them,” said Villanueva.

He says business is already up 80% since late December, in part thanks to a steady stream of Resorts World workers feasting on…

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