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UPDATED: At Plaza, Louie Anderson's Run Is Over

Where: 1 South Main Street [map], 89101
March 30, 2015 at 11:56 PM | by | Comments (5)

Unfortunately, a succinct headline will have to do, for now at least, when it comes to Louie Anderson's departure from the Plaza.

VegasChatter Facebook fan Johnny K. first alerted us to the possibility the comedian's run at the downtown casino may be over last week. We were able to confirm it today through two separate enquiries. The reason why, however, is a mystery right now. We've emailed Anderson's management for a statement.

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Comme Ca Closing At Cosmo

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
March 17, 2015 at 11:21 AM | by | Comments (6)

The Cosmopolitan's dining choices have remained unchanged since it first debuted in December 2010. Soon, that will change.

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Zooming In On Riviera's 'Secret' Pool

Where: 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
March 13, 2015 at 3:17 PM | by | Comments (20)

VegasChatter readers have been quite busy sharing their opinions of the soon-to-be-gone Riviera. While some see it as an eyesore that's long overdue for implosion, others recognize it as a symbol of what Las Vegas once was: an era of impeccable glamour, service, splendor and class.

Behind the walls of the neon-clad Riviera are rooms filled with forgotten relics, collectibles and pieces of history, many waiting to be rediscovered (check out Ebay if you doubt their value). Members of the staff are rushing to identify and catalog everything they find, hoping to archive all of it before the May 4th closure. But, there's one enormous treasure they won't be able to pack up and store away. It's so large, in fact, that it can be seen from space... or at least via Google Earth. We're talking about Riviera's "secret" rooftop pool.

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Riviera Relics Are Waiting For You On eBay

March 10, 2015 at 1:47 PM | by | Comments (2)

With Riviera’s death knell tolling in less than two months, it’s time to start scooping up trinkets and items that will let the property’s memory live on even after its doors close May 4. While some are visiting the hotel itself in search of souvenirs, we turned to eBay to see what items are up for bid. We found a plethora of ashtrays and oh-so-stylish jean jackets plus matchbooks galore. Here are a few of the more interesting items you might want to scoop up while you still can:

The Riv will hardly make it to its 60th anniversary, but you can remember its 50th with this gold medallion necklace for $19.95 (pictured above). If wrist jewelry is more your style, you can get a Riviera watch but the seller couldn’t be troubled to take a non-blurry photo so it’s anyone’s guess what condition it’s in. The seller already admits it’s not working and needs to be cleaned. That non-functioning relic could be yours for $17.95.

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A VegasChatter Reader Drops By Riviera One Final Time

Where: 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
March 9, 2015 at 1:08 PM | by | Comments (19)

As Riviera draws closer to its closure, many Las Vegas tourists and residents alike are finding time to drop by for one last time.

The iconic north Strip hotel-casino will close at noon on May 4 after being sold to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for $191 million in February.

Over the weekend, a VegasChatter reader made his pilgrimage and shared what he found:

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Simon And Kerry's Gourmet Burgers To Close This Spring

March 2, 2015 at 1:55 PM | by | Comments (9)

Chef Kerry Simon is closing the doors at two of his Las Vegas restaurants this spring. Simon has been battling debilitating Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). The incurable disease has rendered Simon unable to speak or eat normally and has confined him to a wheelchair.

As their leases expire this spring, Simon Restaurant and Lounge at Palms Place and KGB (Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers) at Harrah’s will close. Simon’s other restaurants in Palm Springs, Chicago, Los Angeles and the Dominican Republic plus Carson Kitchen in downtown Las Vegas will remain open.

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Hooters Says Bye Bye To Poker

Where: 115 East Tropicana Avenue [map], 89109
March 2, 2015 at 12:03 PM | by | Comments (7)

Without much fanfare, Hooters closed their poker room area Saturday night.

The off-Strip resort debuted its small, three table offering back in 2006, right in the middle of the "poker boom" when casinos in Las Vegas and across the country were opening poker rooms left and right. Poker always seemed to be somewhat of an afterthought at Hooters, as they never really had a legitimate room, more like a sectioned off little corner of the casino devoted to the game. Despite its lack of status as a must-visit destination for card players, poker did manage to chug along at Hooters for nearly ten years. There is no word yet on what the casino has in store for the area.

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You Can Still Reserve A Room For Riviera's Final Night

Where: 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
February 25, 2015 at 9:12 PM | by | Comments (14)

With a purchase confirmed and a closing date set (May 4th at noon), it's now time to start saying our goodbyes to the iconic Riviera.

For some, it might mean a trip to enjoy a few more hands of $1 blackjack. For others, it will mean loading quarters into a few more pinball machines, or being entertained by some Crazy Girls. Others will book their final (or first) stay. If you'd like to lay claim to being among the hotel's final guests, there's still availability.

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At Caesars Palace, Omnia Taking Over More, And Other Changes

Where: 89109
February 24, 2015 at 3:04 PM | by | Comments (2)

Caesars is betting big on Omnia, the mega-nightclub taking over PURE and due to open Friday, March 13. And soon, you can, too.

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Riviera Sets Date, Time For Closing Hour

Where: 89109
February 24, 2015 at 12:49 PM | by | Comments (17)

First, Clarion. Soon, Riviera. Who would have guessed both properties would be Lost Vegas footnotes in the same year?

VegasChatter photographer Greg Clarke snapped the above image just before Clarion's implosion earlier this month. A random juxtaposition at the time, the photo is now strangely prophetic. It's not yet known when Riviera will become a pile of rubble, too, after a sale of the property to the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority became official on Friday, but we now know the exact moment it will lock its doors forever.

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At Flamingo, A Cafe Closes And Other Changes

Where: 89109
February 16, 2015 at 7:25 PM | by | Comments (14)

Is Flamingo launching an intensive top-to-bottom overhaul which will bring more room updates? Or, is what's happening around the center Strip hotel-casino meant to update, but not overdo? The big picture over at Flamingo is still unknown, but one thing's certain -- this dirty bird is molting.

Yesterday, the resort's Tropical Breeze Cafe marked its last day of service while the Paradise Garden Buffet scaled back hours last month to just 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Now, VegasChatter fan Jeff C. brings us our latest report on Flamingo, complete with images captured this past weekend.

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The Liaison Is Over At Bally's

Where: 3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
February 5, 2015 at 5:13 PM | by | Comments (7)

Another gay club in Las Vegas has run its course. Liaison Nightclub at Bally’s didn’t even make it to the year mark. There was much excitement about its opening last June when it took over the temporary space Drai’s Afterhours occupied before reopening at The Cromwell. But, even with club guru Victor Drai's guidance and an impressive lineup of LGBTQ celebs, the club closed its doors last night.

The news comes as no surprise to many. We had heard rumblings of unhappy employees and fans alike. The club was rarely full and cut back its nights of operation soon after opening.

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