Rosie's Den holds groundbreaking for new facility
This weekend was the groundbreaking for the new Rosie's Den facility. The roadside stop, just outside of the Arizona border, has been one of the closest places Las Vegas-area residents can visit to purchase lottery tickets.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- This weekend was the groundbreaking for the new Rosie's Den facility.
The roadside stop, just outside of the Arizona border, has been one of the closest places Las Vegas-area residents can visit to purchase lottery tickets.
In Aug. of 2011, an electrical fire swept through the structure. Since then, managers have been operating out of small gift shop located next to the original spot.
The new Rosie's Den will be built on top of its original site and will be nearly twice as big.
Las Vegas local Jeff Morgan has been a regular customer for years. "We wanted to get that winning ticket so that we could help build Rosie's back," Morgan told Action News. He has yet to hit the jackpot, but he's still a die-hard supporter.
Rosie's son and manager Brad Larsen told Action News, "Our customers from Las Vegas are loyal. Unbelievably, mind-boggingly loyal customers."
Operating out of the gift shop has been a bit cramped for lottery cashier Christine Millim, who said customers are eager for the new place to open up so they can scratch-and-win, while enjoying Rosie's Den's legendary breakfasts.
"They're missing the steering wheel-sized pancakes."
Doors of the new Rosie's Den are expected to open by the end of September.