●Bella Scarpa, a shoe store chain (not to be confused with La Scarpa, the shoe store at Bellagio)
●KOTO, a "lifestyle trend" chain for "unique gifts"
●Ruby Blue, women's accessories already found at Mandalay Bay
●Chayo Mexicano, "upscale casual" mexican cuisine with indoor-outdoor seating (sorry, neighboring Carlos n' Charlies)
●Flour & Barley, pizzeria (its sister restos, The Barrymore, Public House and Holsteins, are hot spots so we have high hopes here)
●Off the Strip, an Italian bistro (second Vegas outpost)
●Sprinkles, cupcakes and ice cream chain
●F.A.M.E., food, art, music and entertainment "combined to recreate a culinary bazaar" (see below for a teaser)
●Brooklyn Bowl, a bowling alley (32 lanes) slash performance space slash nightclub (Twitterers seem to be really jazzed about this one, Facebook fans not so much. This will be the brand's second outpost.)
Caesars says its working on securing additional leases that will bring clothing, eyewear, electronics, and an "athletic/sports boutique" to the Linq as well as "quick serve dining, unique bars, and iconic restaurants." Which reads to us as more mall and stay tuned for more chains. But, while this Chatterer is less than impressed (we have high standards, people, especially when Caesars tells us The Linq will be a "must go destination" and that it will "forever change the way people think"), there's at least one person who's thrilled:
The Linq is set to begin opening in December 2013 while its High Roller observation wheel should make its debut in the second quarter of 2014. And, don't get too excited about Brooklyn Bowl just yet. According to its web page, it won't arrive until 2014, either.
So, tell us -- how is The Linq sounding to you? Let us know in the comments below!
(PHOTOS: Caesars Entertainment, Brooklyn Bowl)