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Sh*t You May Have Missed Joins Sh*t You May Have Missed One Last Time

July 31, 2015 at 12:40 PM | by | ()

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever. This month's edition unfortunately has a bit of an inception feel to it. (flushes tears)

NOW OPEN

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
· La Gloria (Forum Food Court at Caesars)
· WuHu Noodle (Silverton)
· Hussong's Cantina (Summerlin)
· Edge Steakhouse (Westgate)
· The Golden Tiki (Chinatown)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· Picasso – Creatures and Creativity (Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art)
· Intoxicating Magic (Planet Hollywood)
· Aussie Hunks (The D)

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The New Occupant Of Bar and Bistro Space May Not Be So Artsy

July 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM | by | ()

Sometimes rumors turn into truths minutes after we hear about them. Last week there were rumblings that Bar+Bistro in the Las Vegas Arts District in Downtown Vegas might be closing. By the end of the week, this rumor was confirmed when operators of the Arts Factory said that Bar+Bistro would indeed be closing.

While the artsy environment worked for the area, the food was just okay when we first tried it. In the end crowds didn’t flock to Bar+Bistro like the owners would have hoped.

Now comes a follow-up rumor that a much less artsy concept will be taking the place of Bar+Bistro. British pub Crown & Anchor is heavily rumored to be opening their third Las Vegas location in the now vacant space. Crown & Anchor currently has locations off the Strip on Spring Mountain and Decatur and on Tropicana near the campus of UNLV.

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Vegas News Briefs: Jesse Waits is Leaving Wynn for Alon (And Other News)

July 13, 2015 at 2:43 PM | by | ()

There's so much going on in Vegas, we can't get to all of it so here's a nifty news round-up for you instead. Enjoy!

· WAITS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING, FOR ANOTHER NEW BUILDING: Norm Clarke broke the news over the weekend that Jesse Waits, the nightclub partner behind Tryst and XS at Wynn and Encore, respectively, has left his cushy nightlife gig to join Al-anon Alon Las Vegas, the $4 billion resort and casino going up on the site of the old Frontier. He will join other former Wynn-ers, Andrew Pascal and Rob Oseland in his new position, of which details have yet to be released but clearly, he's running the nightlife ops. But will he bring back his twin Cy, who's had a tough go of things lately?

· SLS BOSS STAYING POSITIVE: Johnny Kats has an interview with Scott Kreeger, the new president and COO of SLS Las Vegas, who is of course "confident in the future" of SLS. If he wasn't, he would be fired. Nevertheless, the piece has some interesting tidbits such as--the SLS Buffet is "not a priority", Fred Segal Jewels recently closed and that Keeger thinks their new players club program is better than Boyd's or Station's.

· DRUMMER TRAVIS BARKER DOING A RESIDENCY AT HYDE BELLAGIO: Travis Barker of Blink-182 fame will kick off his “Give the Drummer Some” residency at Hyde Bellagio on Tuesday, August 18. He will be the first artist to launch an official residency at Hyde. He plans to "deliver high-powered performances featuring tracks from his first solo album." Here are his residency dates: August 18, 2015; September 5, 2015; November 3, 2015; January 2, 2016; February 20, 2016; and March 19, 2016.

· LAS VEGAS POWER PASS ADDS NEW ATTRACTIONS: For $84.99 per adult and $54.99 per child (aged 2-12), the one-day Las Vegas Power Pass will get visitors "discounts and offers at top Vegas shows, dining and retail venues, fast-track entry at five of the city's busiest attractions and a free two-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour ticket." New attractions include Cowabunga Water Park, KISS Mini-Golf and Gene Wood's Go-Kart racing. You can peep the full-list of attractions included here. There are also multiple-day passes available as well. The passes are available now for 15 percent off until tomorrow.

· NBA SUMMER LEAGUE SO FAR: We forgot to include this in our weekend cheat sheet but the NBA Summer League is in full swing. The Bleacher Report has today's schedule and the league's standings so far. Games take place at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion at UNLV from July 10-20. Tickets start at $25 a day for general admission.

[Photo: Jesse C Waits/Facebook]

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What the Hard Rock Looks Like Now Without The Center Bar

July 13, 2015 at 1:14 PM | by | ()

The Hard Rock's Center Bar closed down on June 28 and thanks to VegasChatter reader @PaperPoster we have a glimpse of what the space looks like now. And nope, it's not exciting at all.

That's the Center Bar area all boarded up as it undergoes a transformation into a new watering hole with a new name. We've not yet heard what that name will be but let's hope the space can recapture the magic of the old Center Bar. The bar is set to open sometime in September.

Meanwhile, we've heard whispers that the former space of Body English, which also closed recently at the Hard Rock, may get refilled by a club from an outside nightlife group like Hakkasan. We'll have to wait and see who that nightlife company may be.

[Photo: @PaperPoster]

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Game Over: Insert Coin(s) Has Closed

July 10, 2015 at 11:11 AM | by | ()

The way they were. This was the sign going up at Insert Coin(s) just before they opened four years ago.

There are no more quarters left to play at Insert Coin, the video game arcade/bar in Downtown Las Vegas. At least not for a little while.

DTLV.com reports the bar closed last night, however, owner Christopher LaPorte later said the closure was just temporary. He then provided DTLV.com with this statement:

Due to a rapidly changing DTLV business environment, INSERT COIN(S) will be temporarily closing its doors. We are immensely proud of our four-and-a-half years being a landmark for Downtown Las Vegas, and of our numerous philanthropic contributions made to the Vegas community at large.

Being a part of the transformation of Downtown Vegas and enduring the highs and lows of these changes, we thank you for allowing us to present the INSERT COIN(S) brand as the unique combination of videogame and nightlife entertainment that we never lost belief in.

Unfortunately, that commitment to the brand and the DTLV economic environment have resulted in financial challenges over the past year that we cannot currently sustain. We will continue to work to bring back to the community the INSERT COIN(S) brand that you loved and we thank you again for your patronage and support as your favorite videogame and music venue.

This is just terrible. Insert Coin(s) was only open for four years but it was a place where many could relive their 80s and 90s gamer lifestyles, at least for a few hours. Here's hoping Insert Coin(s) finds a new console somewhere soon.

And on that note, let's take a look at all the recent nightlife closures in the past few weeks in Vegas.

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Has BLVD Cocktail Company Stopped Shaking and Stirring?

July 8, 2015 at 2:18 PM | by | ()

It looks like BLVD Cocktail Company at The Linq has poured its very last drink expertly crafted cocktail.

A VegasChatter tipster sent us this photo of the closed bar last night at 10pm, during what should have been open business hours. We had heard whispers back in April that the bar would be closing, but it looks like they got at least a few months of reprieve.

Another VegasChatter contributor says the place was "open, but dead" last Thursday, so the closing could have happened immediately following the 4th of July holiday.

We've reached out to a rep for BLVD for an official comment but in the meantime, it's worth noting that their Facebook page hasn't been updated since May 4, which as we've seen before, is pretty much a sure sign the place is closing. Another positive sign of closure? There is no mention of BLVD Cocktail Company on The LINQ's website.

UPDATE: A source familiar with The Linq tells us BLVD closed on July 5 and a new concept will open "soon."

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Sh*t You May Have Missed Chasing Chicken Wings

June 30, 2015 at 7:08 PM | by | ()

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever. If you spent this month recreating scenes from the Cluck Bucket after inhaling all the the chicken wings news you probably missed some sh*t so we've scooped it up for you here.

NOW OPEN

HOTELS-CASINOS
· New Code (SLS Vegas)
· Crapjack (New York-New York High Limit Room)
· New Rooms (Mandalay Bay)

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
· Tequila Taqueria (Bally's)
· Earl of Sandwich (Summerlin)
· Public School 702 (Downtown Summerlin)
· Siegel's 1941 (El Cortez)
· Therapy LV (Downtown)
· Vista (Caesars Palace)
· Buca Café Italiano (Bally's)
· Anchor Bar (Venetian)
· Classic Jewel (Downtown at the Juhl)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· Reba, Brooks & Dunn (Caesars Palace)
· For The Record: BAZ (LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay)
· X Comedy Uncensored (Flamingo)
· New art and sculptures (Delano)
· Baz by Cirque du Soleil (Mandalay Bay)

SHOPPING
· Downtown Beauty Company (Container Park)
· Pink Tutu Ballet (Container Park)
· Sassy the Boutique (Container Park)
· Uptown Children's Boutique (Container Park)
· Vegas Flip Flops (Container Park)

OTHER SH*T
· New Lounge Area (SLS Vegas)

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Two Big Closures: MO5AIC at Bally's and LiFE at SLS

June 30, 2015 at 10:41 AM | by | ()

Grand opening....Grand closing.

We're used to places suddenly closing on The Strip but these two closures have us slightly taken aback. Let's start with the first and the most sudden of the two--Mo5aic at Bally's.

Just last week, the boys of this acapella show were hyping their return to Las Vegas with a grand media opening at the Windows Showroom at Bally's. But sadly, the residency lasted just short of a month as the The LVRJ reports that the show was halted due to "a dispute over delinquent rent." Seems like Mo5aic' s producer just pulled the plug at the last-minute. (Which probably won't help the guys get hired in this town again.)

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Body English to Speak No More After July 3?

June 25, 2015 at 7:37 PM | by | ()

UPDATE 6.29.15: Yup, Body English is closing for good on July 3. The Hard Rock included the closing news in their weekly e-newsletter.

A tipster told us that Body English, the long-standing nightclub at the Hard Rock Las Vegas, will no longer be speaking English, body talk or any other language after July 3. That's because the club, which has been like a second Shore house for DJ Pauly D, is closing up shop on that day.

This is just a rumor but in Vegas, where there is a Facebook status update smoke, there's usually fire. Interestingly, Body English has not updated their social media profiles since May 24, which is like six months in Vegas time and in these heady social media days, pretty much means the death knell. Whether this closure is permanent or not, we don't know but signs are pointing to "CLOSED FOREVER." A few years ago, Body English closed down but returned by the time the Rapture of 2012 had come and gone.

As for this weekend, the club is still open at its usual times on Friday and Saturday from 10:30 pm until "close." Ladies are expected to pay $20 at the door while the "gents" should cough up $30. Perhaps you should do a shot at Center Bar and then pour some sugar liquor out at Body English. Just in case you don't get a chance to say a final goodbye.

[Photo: Body English/Facebook]

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Deuce Bar No Longer Has Any Deuces to Give and Other Nightlife Updates

June 22, 2015 at 6:04 PM | by | ()

We had heard whispers that the casino-side Deuce Lounge at Aria would be closing and now we've got an official eyewitness account.

VegasChatter reader @PaperPoster reports that the Deuce no longer has deuces to give, er, that it is closed and boarded up. No word yet on what will go in the space but we'll keep you posted.

Interestingly, that's not the only closure for Aria--Gold Lounge, which also opened on Aria's big opening day as a lounge just off the Viva Elvis theater (now Zarkana) has also closed, according to several eyewitnesses. Indeed, Aria has removed both Deuce and Gold Lounge from their website and visiting the Gold Lounge website just redirects to the Light Group (who took over Aria's nightlife in 2009) and there's no mention of Gold or Deuce there. To be continued...(Update: Eater reports that Gold Lounge will get a complete makeover.)

Meanwhile down at the far, far, far end of the Strip, SLS Las Vegas has added a new lounge area near the Center Bar, overlooking the roulette machines. Once again, @PaperPoster was on the scene and snapped this pic.

Well, we can't argue with more places to sit and look pretty.

Heard of any other closings or openings in Las Vegas? Let us know!

[Photos: VegasChatter and @PaperPoster]

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It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Hard Rock's Center Bar

Where: 4455 Paradise Rd. [map], 89169
June 19, 2015 at 6:38 PM | by | ()

After two decades of memories, Center Bar at Hard Rock Hotel is closing. Before ultra lounges and mega clubs, this was one of the hot hangouts for rock stars and those who just wanted to party like them. It used to be a hangout of choice for porn stars when they were in town for the AVN Awards and Adult Entertainment Expo.

In honor of the year it opened, the bar is offering 1995-themed drink specials including five of its most popular shots from over the years. These will include "Surfer on Acid," "Purple Hooter," "Scooby Snack," "Red Headed Slut" and "Cosmopolitan Shot." (Perhaps the bar is closing for naming not one but two of its famous shots after rival casinos. We kid.) These drinks down memory lane will cost $5 and come in a limited edition Center Bar shot glass, while supplies last.

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A Skin Care Shop at Grand Bazaar is Getting Washed Away

June 10, 2015 at 12:17 PM | by | ()

Just a few months after opening, there's a closure happening at The Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally's.

A reader snapped this eviction notice on the doors at La Predire Paris, a skin care shop which sells mostly Moroccan argan oil products. (The parent company is Dead Sea America, Inc.)

We're not exactly sure what's happened here but it doesn't look like you'll be buying any Moroccan argan oil at the Grand Bazaar anytime soon. However, there is still a Sutra Beauty Bar there, as well as a LUSH cosmetics shop and the Tokyo Nail Art Bar. You can see the other Health & Beauty retailers here.

Grand Bazaar is also hosting the Great American Foodie Fest throughout the summer where shoppers can sample the dining options of the Grand Bazaar from 10am to 10pm during the week and 10am to 11pm on Friday and Saturday.

[Photos: VegasChatter Tipster]