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For sale: Fountainebleau—who should buy it and what should they do with it?

Now that it’s for sale, who should buy the big, blue, abandoned Fountainebleau?
Photo: Steve Marcus

Hakkasan Group The hospitality behemoth can use the Fontainebleau site to establish north Strip representation and intimidate its main competitors at nearby Wynn and Encore.

Universal Disney might have hangups about developing a themed resort in Las Vegas, but recent history shows its biggest rival will open for business anywhere. And Harry Potter slot machines are a no-brainer.

Station Casinos Are the neighborhood casino champs ever gonna get in the Strip game? Now’s as good a time as any.

Deutsche Bank and John Unwin The former owned the Cosmopolitan when it opened in 2010, and the latter’s four-year stint as CEO helped the forward-thinking property become a Vegas trendsetter. Lightning can strike twice, can’t it?

Erotic Heritage Museum The Fontainebleau building is already a giant phallus, and just think how much bigger the EHM could make its 10-foot interactive vulva!

NASCAR Race fans could use a themed Vegas home when EDC takes over the Speedway every year.

Phil Ruffin The shrewd owner of Treasure Island already tried to buy the Mirage from MGM Resorts this year, but no luck. He could always partner with his orange-coiffed pal ...

Donald Trump Hey, anything to distract him from the election.

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