Replacing American Storm is not one but two new shows for the Plaza. Bite, formerly of the Stratosphere, and the Phat Pack, some sort of Rat Pack-esque production sans the Rat Pack. Bite takes to the stage Wednesdays through Mondays at 10:30 p.m. while the Phat Pack serenades crowds on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Just off the casino floor, The Drink is now Cools-less. Just under a week ago, the Strip hypnotist tweeted his departure:
It's official, I'm no longer in the bar business ") press release tomorrow peeps ")— Anthony Cools (@hypnocools) November 26, 2012
A call to the Plaza today confirms that the bar is closed, but that it is being "re-gutted" and that a new casino bar will be opening in its place.
It's not news that Vegas restaurant-slash-club-eur Michael Morton is changing his sights from off Strip to downtown. But, this is the first time we've heard the official name of the Mexican joint he wants to bring to the building shown above in Fremont East.
La Comida will be found right around the corner from the newly opened Commonwealth on Sixth at Fremont.
Lastly, back in May, we told you how the downtown hazard shown above would, eventually, become another hip new bar. At the time, Velveteen Rabbit, named after the children's book, had hoped for a fall opening. Now, Vegas Seven is reporting that late January is the new target date. When it does hop (hee) onto the downtown bar scene, look for Velveteen Rabbit in the Arts District at 1218 S. Main Street.