IMG_20140131_101712The former Clark County Courthouse in Downtown Las Vegas slowly disappears as the building is cleared to make way for festival grounds. The abandoned courthouse has been empty since 2005 and drew national attention with court cases such as the Binion’s trial where satellite news vans where parked out front every day. The owner of the property is Derek Steven’s owner of the D and Golden Gate hotels in Downtown who bought the property at an auction for $10 million dollars. The property is located at Third and Carson not too far from the D so it makes sense that Derek Steven’s purchased the property as whole blocks of Downtown land near Fremont Street don’t come up for sale often. In the long run I would be surprised if this space remains a festival space  for events, concerts etc as a different use is decided on but for the moment it is an inexpensive use that can be changed in the future quickly if needed.