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Caesars Entertainment giveth, taketh, and giveth again.
It's been just over a year since O'Sheas shuttered on The Strip. At the time, execs promised it would return and now there's a sure sign of it. Actually, there's a real sign. O'Sheas' sign. The VP of The Linq posted this photo of the sign's return yesterday on Instagram.
Our Jeff Prozeller swung by the construction site last night and again this morning to snap new pics of the $500 million project. You can view them in the photo gallery below. The one thing he couldn't see from The Strip, however, was said O'Sheas sign indicating it's new home will be tucked further into the
outdoor mall open-air promenade.
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By now, we've all likely seen renderings of the front of the coming Gansevoort Las Vegas. A multi-million-dollar, top-to-bottom renovation will transform Bill's into the hip, new boutique before year's end.
Plans will add several floors to the top of the hotel to accommodate a roof-top pool and dayclub. And, while we've known that plans would also bump out the east side of the property, we didn't know just what that would look like until now.
Last night, we stumbled upon a rendering that reveals what Gansevoort will look like from the rear. As we've previously reported, the remodel would extend the property some 5,400 square feet in order to accommodate a new porte cochere and more parking. Behold, the new arrival experience to come:
After closing three months ago, visible construction is now occurring at a rapid pace. Over the last two weeks, the shuttered hotel-casino has been stripped of not just its name, but has also lost its trademark stained glass-esque awning from the corner of Flamingo and The Strip as well as most of its northern side.
Caesars Entertainment has been touting "early 2014" for the arrival of Gansevoort Las Vegas, the re-imagined, re-branded, and completely renovated Bill's Gambling Hall & Saloon. It even went so far as to tell USA Today to look for it in January.
But, while reporting on its performance for the first quarter of 2013, Caesars let us know that we won't even have to wait that long:
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If you plan to try out Gansevoort Las Vegas with a few friends when it makes its debut, just make sure they're really good friends, or be on your best behavior.
A new rendering of the coming Gansevoort's accommodations reveals that the full-length mirror in the bedroom... is also a window. In the bathroom. Yes, a portion of the shower is bordered by a one-way mirror.
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USA Today reports that Gansevoort Las Vegas will replace the now shuttered Bill's which closed on February 5 for renovations. Caesars is spending $185 million to remodel the entire hotel-casino before turning it over to the New York-based company for a reported January 2014 debut.
We are not fans of Bill's.
This writer in particular had never (seriously, never) stepped foot in it until just after 10 a.m. PST Monday morning. And, that was because we were chronicling its final hours of business for work.
Before crossing its threshold, we'd prepared ourselves for grunge, grime, possible smells and had already slipped a bottle of Purell into our clutch. And, hit the restroom at Bellagio. No way were were chancing the possibility of having to go at the dive hotel-casino. But, what we didn't anticipate was that we would have a blast. And, for two hours, fall in love with Bill's.
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This weekend is going to be crazy in Vegas and not just because of Super Sunday. There are a bunch of new openings for you to add to your must-try list and a dive hotel-casino to bid adieu. Here's the lowdown:
Citizens Kitchen at Mandalay Bay: Now open. This new 24-7 casual eatery by The Light Group opened its doors Friday morning. Head here for upscale grub. We hear the tater tots are killer. And, if you're especially hungry, there's a monster muffuletta challenge. Priced at $135, the pork and cheese sandwich is meant for six. Eat it by yourself and your meal will be free.
Heraea at Palms: Opening Sunday. Touted as a sports bar/restaurant for women, Heraea will kickoff its debut on Super Sunday.
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Not too long ago we wondered what would happen to long-time Vegas lounge lizard Cook E. Jarr once Bill's closed. Caesars Entertainment couldn't give us an answer at the time, but now we're happy to share the news that his act will live on. And, just three hotels down.
That's right, the Jarr will follow Big Elvis to Harrah's. Pulse of Vegas, the blog of Caesars Entertainment, reports that Cook E. Jarr will rock his new home starting February 9. Catch him in the piano bar every Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon is in its final days. The dive casino-hotel will close February 4 for a year-long renovation that will change it from top to bottom and bring a new name, too. (If that's news to you, read specifics here.) If you were planning to stop by one more time or for the first time ever, here's when its venues will begin to shutter, as posted on its Facebook page:
There's Vegas and then there is old school Vegas. And, if haven't seen Cook E. Jarr, a city staple since '82, you're missing out on one of the most cheeztastic Vegas experiences out there.
The extremely well-tanned, gold-chain-wearing Vegas icon has been rockin' stages, from the Sands and the Hacienda to Harrah's and now Bill's, for decades now. But, with the closure of Bill's fast approaching (February 3), what will happen to the city's self-proclaimed Mr. Entertainment? We posed that question to a Caesars Entertainment representative who told us they were "currently looking for opportunities for Cook E. Jarr at our other properties." Translation: Beats us, right now.