Vickie’s Diner, one of the oldest in Las Vegas, closes on Sunday after the building’s landlord ordered the restaurant to vacate the building.
George Knapp of 8 News Now reported on Twitter that the landlord had closed dinner until August 26th.
Owner Vickie Kelesis’ uncle, Pete Kelesis, originally owned the restaurant, which opened in White Cross Drugs in 1955. The legend tells of famous customers, including Rat Pack members and Elvis Presley, who fill out their prescriptions at the pharmacy on Las Vegas Boulevard. Former Tiffany’s Diner was famous for its breakfast menu for people with less well-heeled heirs, red vinyl seats, and thrift-style art painting walls.
Vickie’s took over the space in 2014. White Cross Drugs closed in 2012 and became the White Cross Market, which closed in 2015. This 22,000 square meter area is still available for rent.
Vickie’s Diner joins other recently completed COVID-19 restaurants including both locations of Miller’s Ale HouseSweet Tomatoes Buffets, Ricardo’s Mexican Restaurant, Hamptons and Brio Tuscan Grille in Tivoli Village, Ben’Zaa Cantina in Centennial, served in Henderson, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro and The Palazzo Lagasse Stadium and the unwavering saga of Sin City Brewing Co. Eater 38 in Aria along with Shawn McClain’s other restaurant, the Five50 Pizza Bar, have permanently closed. And Smashburger closed three of its local restaurants.
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