Alison Gregor this week in The New York Times caught the essence of troubled Las Vegas, and along the way she quoted Colliers International senior vice president Michael Mixer in a moment of unabashed optimism. Colliers sells hotel-sized real estate.
Mixer said CityCenter’s opening initially could draw customers from parent MGM Mirage's other properties, “But that will be a blip — a short-term issue. About 85 percent of Americans have yet to come to Las Vegas, and as the economy comes back, the CityCenter project will in fact expand the market. … At this stage, it would be such a shame to see a project of that magnitude falter, almost at the two-yard line. This project is the shining star of Las Vegas.”
Mixer is joined by a mass of Southern Nevadans who share the hope that CityCenter fulfills its potential.