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Downtown Roundup: Plaza Changes, Fremont East To Get More Ole, A New Bar Cometh

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November 30, 2012 at 3:59 PM | by | ()

Another day, another seemingly billion things to report on downtown Vegas. First up, the Plaza. The ever-changing Plaza who's showroom we have become resigned to calling Saxe north.

Sometime over the last few weeks, American Storm quietly left the Plaza. The male revue will now rage on at Miracle Mile. We know, you instantly thought Saxe but, no, they will perform at DB's Pong + Pool on Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. starting tonight.

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:

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.

Morton, behind N9NE Steakhouse, ghostbar, Rain Nightclub, Nove Italiano and Moon Nightclub, will open La Comida this March.

DTLV.com revealed the name and the opening month. They have more on the atmosphere, the cuisine and the meaning here, however, let's just say they had us at street tacos and restored church windows.

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.

(PHOTO: Plaza on Foursquare, VegasChatter, Velveteen Rabbit on Facebook)

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