FROM Mike Weatherford
Stardust Is Now Just Dust and Memories In 1958, the Stardust opened in Las Vegas, becoming the world's largest resort hotel with 1,032 rooms. But the first mass-market casino is a thing of the past. Today, the Stardust was imploded by the Boyd Gaming Corporation to make way for the Echelon , which will cost $4.4 billion and have 5000 rooms. Mike Weatherford, entertainment reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal , is editor of The Stardust of Yesterday : Reflections on a Las Vegas Legend.
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