Via Mark Evanier - Another classic (albeit shabby) Vegas landmark will soon be history. The Stardust opened in 1958 and has been credited as the hotel that did the most to make superstar performers a fixture of the town. Other hotels had them before but the Stardust defined its identity by booking the biggies into its showroom. It was also said for a time to have the most "mob ties," though folks haven't said that for quite a while. Or gone there. Unless one wanted to catch a certain show, I can't think of a single reason you'd venture onto that property and I'm apparently not the only one. After several years of losing money, its owners have announced they'll close the place either later this year or just after New Year's, 2007. It will be torn down and replaced with -- what else? -- a multi-billion dollar mega-resort. That will come in handy for the people who don't want to walk all the way across the street to get to a multi-billion dollar mega-resort.