Meantime, cupcake lovers will need to get their sugar fix elsewhere after the abrupt closure of Gigi's at the Plaza.
This writer's downtown partner-in-crime for the night, @ElizJMcCune, relays that everyone she's since talked to at the Plaza aren't sure what happened. Gigi's was apparently there one day, gone the next. An operator says no information was left with them, but confirms Gigi's is no longer at the hotel.
Across the way at Golden Gate, work we've previously reported on that will add a new entrance (and, update: an enhanced outdoor bar experience that will match what's offered down the street at the D) continues. This was the sight Tuesday night:
And, on Friday afternoon, it already looked like this:
The project should be complete right around, or just after, Labor Day Weekend.
Skipping down a few businesses, we arrive at the Golden Nugget which has sprouted not one, but two construction walls. This one can be found outside along Fremont Street for Bar One (or, One Bar?):
While the wall below can be found inside for Rush Lounge, which is being noisily constructed not too far from the hotel's Fremont-side Starbucks. (That's how we navigate our way around GN, by proximity to one of its Starbucks.)
It's not known when either drinking spot will debut, but we'll hazard a guess that it's "soon."
Jumping back up Fremont, here's an updated shot of the Slotzilla landing platform wedged between Golden Gate and Las Vegas Club:
Now, zipping all the way down to Neonopolis where Slotzilla will begin, here's a new pic of the ride's back side, with the additions of Old Vegas flair and a Fremont Street Experience topper:
Reps have not talked about a new opening timeline for the zipline experience in quite some time. It was, originally, to have debuted in June.
Jumping off Fremont for a bit, Downtown Grand is starting to lose its scaffolding:
While Pizza Rock is starting to rock a reclaimed wood facade:
We know. Nighttime wasn't the right time for those shots.
Both venues should debut by October at the latest, late September at the earliest.
Nacho Daddy, a fast causal dining joint across from Neonopolis, now sports a coming soon sign. We're not quite sure when that will be, though.
Just beyond both, a stack of shipping container-esque cubes, now rise three levels high:
The Container Park, a collection of dining, retail, and drinking outlets (as well as a barbershop), is aiming for a mid- to late October opening. Last we heard, anyway. And, we all know how that one goes.