Terrible’s Hotel south of Las Vegas to be demolished | Casinos and games

Demolition of the old Terrible's Hotel and Casino in Jean, Nevada began in December 2023 to...

It’s the beginning of the end for the old Terrible’s Hotel and Casino in Jean.

The shuttered hotel in Jean — an outpost about 25 miles from the Strip and a notable landmark for drivers heading into California on Interstate 15 — will be demolished to make way for a new industrial park.

Reno-based Tolles Development Co. is the developer of the project. Terrible’s Hotel closed at the start of the pandemic.

Demolition of the buildings began in December and work to remove all structures could last until the end of March, said Cory Hunt, partner at Tolles Development Co.

Before the hotel was Terrible’s, it was the Gold Spike. MGM Resorts International sold the hotel in 2015 to the Herbst family, operators of the Terrible gas station chain. The Herbst family sold the 142-acre property and hotel to Tolles Development in 2022 for $44.7 million.

Tolles Development’s industrial park will be 3 million square feet spread across eight buildings, Hunt said.

He said construction of the first phase, which will consist of two buildings, will begin between March and May and be completed in the second quarter of 2025. The first building in phase one will be 455,000 square feet and the second will be approximately 1 million square feet.

Aside from building the first phase, Hunt said Tolles Development has not committed to a timeline for development of the other six buildings.

The project was originally scheduled to break ground in the second quarter of 2023 and come online in 2024, but Hunt said due diligence and obtaining permits was taking longer than expected.

Hunt said there is interest from companies in leasing the industrial park because it is less than a day’s drive from Southern California, meaning truck drivers don’t have to stay overnight and can avoid Las Vegas traffic.

Tolles Development has discussed purchasing additional land in the Jean area, Hunt said, because the company believes future growth in Las Vegas will trend further south. Additionally, an auxiliary airport could be built nearby in the Ivanpah Valley to make the area more suitable for business.

Contact Sean Hemmersmeier at shemmersmeier@reviewjournal.com. Follow @seanhemmers34 on X

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