The Countdown Ticks on Trader Dick’s
All good things must end, and the tropical sun will set soon on Trader Dick’s at JA Nugget. The restaurant will be open through February 8, 2014.
To make the Polynesian parting a sweeter sorrow, enjoy a farewell feast at Trader Dick’s from January 29 through February 8, 2014 at 25% off your entire bill. It’s also your last chance to enjoy Trader Dick’s specialty cocktails at 25% off and you get to keep the souvenir glass, while supplies last.
It’s been a delicious, rum-rich run for this legendary restaurant that opened in 1958 on the South side of B Street in Sparks, Nevada, across from the casino. Trader Dick’s opened at a time when World War II soldiers were returning home from the Pacific Theater with fond memories of hula girls and tiki culture.
The restaurant moved inside the casino in 1973 and was relocated to its current location in 1988. Tiki fans have traveled from all over the country to visit this historic Polynesian paradise that features traditional décor and a 5,000-gallon saltwater fish tank.
Trader Dick’s will be under construction beginning mid-February through mid-Spring to convert the space into a new country western-themed venue, called Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que. Gilley’s is set to open in late Spring of 2014. Click here to see The Nugget’s new plans!