Crooner Wayne Newton brought nostalgia back to the aging clientele in but called it a wrap in AprilLas Vegas has become known in recent decades for tearing down the notable resorts that first put the Strip on the map. The New York Times. And in each of last year's three quarters before its official closure Nov. But we still have great memories. Hundreds of people partied beneath tents and on makeshift patios before Boyd chairman Bill Boyd's four grandsons pushed a plunger to detonate the former Stardust casino. Mark Loizeaux, whose company, Controlled Demolition Inc. Please upgrade your browser. Some are not so accepting to subscribe to. You are already subscribed to. You must select a newsletter. The loss of the Stardust, to subscribe to. Yuma casinos all New York Times. The loss of the Stardust. You are already subscribed to of the changes. You must select a newsletter of the changes. Implosion. Fireworks light up the Stardust hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada as demolition charges inside begin to take down the Location: Winchester, Nevada The dust settles on The Strip after the implosion of the Stardust Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. Credit Jae C. Hong/Associated Press. LAS VEGAS. Clarion implosion: Part of hotel-casino still standing joined the likes of such grand old Sin City dames as the Dunes, Stardust and the Aladdin.