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With a debut set for late this year, we should begin to see increased progress at the site of Bally's Grand Bazaar Shops.
A check of the construction site earlier today found that the steel framework for the outdoor mall is starting to take shape. Caesars Entertainment completely erased Bally's Strip-facing frontage, including its fountains and
non-moving sidewalk, so that 150 shops and eateries could be installed. If you've not seen the renderings yet for what's to come, you can view them here.
The still under construction Cromwell still has a bit to go to get from this:
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Change is inevitable in Las Vegas which is why we try to keep track of sh*t so that you don't miss a thing. Shops open and close, shows move and hotel rooms remodel. But sometimes we get attached to a particular employee whose service is spectacular, personality is pleasant or whose mere presence brings good luck. That sweet little lady in one of the Caesars gift shops (technically just inside the Forum Shops) that remembers us from our last visit over a year ago? We'd be heartbroken if she wasn't there next time. The dancing woman that shows up at Nine Fine Irishmen each and every night? She's as much a fixture as the Guinness taps. If Hans suddenly got camera shy, we just might die.
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With a May 21 opening date fast approaching, The Cromwell is finally starting to look like it will actually make that deadline.
That gaping hole on the second floor earmarked for Giada De Laurentiis' eponymous restaurant now sports a newly placed facade while The Cromwell's name -- with a purple-hued emphasis on "well" -- has been hung on the property's east-facing frontage along with its logo.
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Reservations are now open to all for The Cromwell, making its official debut May 21.
Formerly Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon (and Barbary Coast before that), the aging property was completely gutted and is being built anew. When it debuts, it will offer 169 guest rooms and 19 suites with "Parisian flare," ranging in size from one to six bedrooms.
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Total Rewards members eager to be one of the first to reserve a room at The Cromwell can now do so. In theory, at least. VegasChatter reader John N. just let us know that he can now view room rates, but that he was also presented with a broken image file and a non-functioning link. If you've had better luck, let us know.
The rumors were true.
Take it or leave it, but the rumor mill fired up over the weekend and spat out a new name for Bill's --
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We don't know enough about the goings on to call it work as usual, but there was some work -- or at least, construction workers -- on-site this week at (placeholder here).
Natural curiousity led two VegasChatter members to point their lenses at what was once
Barbary Coast Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon Gansevoort Las Vegas earlier this week. A deal between the hotel brand and Caesars Entertainment to turn the property into a chic boutique falling through just days ago.
The photos in the gallery below were captured on Wednesday (10/23) by VC uber photographer Greg C. while the full-size images on this page were snapped one day later by contributing editor @sammasseur.
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While Gansevoort gives us a revealing glimpse of the rooftop pool parties to come, its star chef, Giada De Laurentiis is giving us a new eyeful of her own. (As opposed to the eyefuls we've become accustomed to. And, since Caesars Entertainment is involved here, we'll continue to demand.)
The Food Network personality will open her first restaurant inside Gansevoort when it makes its Strip debut in 'early 2014.' This evening, Giada revealed a detailed exterior rendering for her apparently self-named restaurant (a name has not been officially announced) on Facebook. It's shown above. Below is the text that accompanied it:
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Every single day that passes Bill's Gambling Hall looks a little less like Bill's and a little more like Gansevoort. But, there's still a long way to go on the project as we witnessed on our recent walk around the construction site.
As is seen in the artist renderings of the final product, there will be a two large lower levels, followed by a slight change to the outer facade of the upper levels. From what we could see, they are seemingly done with the demolition of the ground and second level, but there's still plenty to do with the Flamingo Road-facing side of the property.
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Most folks remark about how much Vegas has changed based on weeks, months or even years of elapsed time. Lately, it's happening within days. Right now, we'll focus on the transformation underway between The Quad (formerly Imperial Palace) and Bill's (soon to be Gansevoort Las Vegas).
As shown above, the demolition continues at Bill's. This photo was taken Thursday afternoon by Greg C. It shows the removal of almost the entire circular parking ramp. (Click here for what the "before" looked like.) But, while the teardown is still in progress, new paint is now going up on the property's south side. This picture was captured by YourstarlaGwen on Twitter:
Over at The Quad, changes to its Strip-facing facade seem to be coming to an end. At least enough so that scaffolding is down and a covered pedestrian walkway has been dismantled.
Meanwhile, the High Roller observation wheel rising above it in the background is also nearing a milestone. It's just a few pieces away from a complete outer rim. The next step will be the addition of supporting cables. The pods will be put into place last. The wheel won't debut until the second quarter of 2014. Gansevoort will debut in "early" 2014 as well.