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Sh*t You May Have Missed Chasing Chicken Wings

June 30, 2015 at 7:08 PM | by | Comments (5)

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.


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

· 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)

· 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)

· 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)

· 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 | Comments (9)

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

June 22, 2015 at 6:04 PM | by | Comments (4)

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 | Comments (5)

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 | Comments (9)

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]

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Sh*t You May Have Missed Is Back So You Don't Miss Sh*t

May 29, 2015 at 6:15 PM | by | Comments (5)

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.

Sometimes readers give us sh*t about features that have fallen into the Gone category. In this case we've gotten our sh*t together to present once again our monthly list of Sh*t You May Have Missed giving the Riv a proper teary sendoff. Now, enough shooting the sh*t - we've got some sh*t to catch up on:

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A New Burger Place for Palms Place and The Last Days for Monte Carlo Cafe and Mix

Where: 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, Nevada [map], 89109
May 26, 2015 at 1:36 PM | by | Comments (2)

Restaurant changes in Vegas are as frequent as people waking up with a hangover. Here's the latest menu swap you should know about.

Chef Kerry Simon's legendary Simon restaurant closed on May 22 and in its place has sprung up Cafe 6, which opened on Friday, serving gourmet burgers from basic to exotic with an average price of $17. There is no official update to the Palms or Palms Place website yet but the OpenTable listing for Simon redirects to a Cafe 6 page. A source tells us Cafe 6 is "a higher-end casual restaurant." Already, we're salivating over that Smoke-Out Burger shown above. Is it lunchtime yet?

On Sunday, June 7 at 2:30pm, The Café at Monte Carlo will close down until further notice. The space will undergo a remodel that will include adding a variety of meeting and event space for guests. No word yet on when it will reopen. During the remodel, guests can get casual meals over at The Pub at Monte Carlo, including pancakes, omelets, and fresh fruits and juices. Diners have the option of dining out on The Pub patio, at the bar counter, or in the main dining area. The Pub will also change its hours to accommodate early diners and will open at 7 a.m. beginning Monday, June 8.

Mix, the top-floor restaurant of Delano Las Vegas (formerly THEhotel) will reportedly close on May 30 (which we told you about last month.) We are still waiting on verifcation from chef Alain Ducasse's rep as well as from the hotel itself but the closure is coming sooner than later. Ducasse will install a new concept called Rivea in the space, which will probably be unveiled later this fall. UPDATE: 5.26.15; 2:00pm: Mix's last day will be May 31 with the official closing happening on June 1. So get to Mix on May 31 to have your last bite/sip!

[Photo via Cafe 6]

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Which Casino Will Be The Next One to Change or (Gasp!) Close?

May 13, 2015 at 6:37 PM | by | Comments (46)

Only in Vegas are closings just as big as openings, especially when implosions are involved. So we have to wonder, who's next?

In 2011, one of the legendary icons of the Vegas Strip,The Sahara, closed its doors to transform into the SLS Las Vegas.

Recently another historic hotel and casino on the Vegas Strip closed its doors. But unlike the Sahara, Riviera won’t be renovated and a new casino resort won't take its place. Instead, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has purchased the Riv and will demolish it to expand the convention center once the insides are sold off in a liquidation sale.

Now, Monte Carlo name looks to be next on the chopping block. MGM Resorts is currently renovating the hotel and according to VegasInc, is mulling a new name to go with the new look.

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Hooters Casino Hotel Will Get a New Name, But Which One Will It Be?

May 11, 2015 at 12:04 PM | by | Comments (15)

Hooters is not just sagging, it's going away for good.

A few weeks ago, we gave you the scoop from employees at the long-suffering Hooters Casino Hotel--that Hooters would partner up with Holiday Inn and that the entire property would be renovated to fit the Holiday Inn brand standards.

Indeed the sale of Hooters Casino has gone through (for about $53.8 million to the Trinity Hotel Investments of New York. But Johnny Kats of the Las Vegas Sun says the hotel may not turn into a Holiday Inn. Kats reports:

Trinity, which is expected to change the Hooters name, has entered into partnerships with hotels operated by such resort companies as Crown Plaza, DoubleTree By Hilton and Holiday Inn. It is expected, though not yet verified, that the last company will take over the property — but not under the Holiday Inn brand.

FWIW, Holiday Inn is a part of the InterContinental Hotel Group which also has Crowne Plaza, Candlewood Suites and Hotel Indigo as part of their company.

So, no motel hotel Holiday Inn for Las Vegas? Perhaps that's a good thing. But given Trinity's history of partnering up with budget select service brands similar to Holiday Inn, we wouldn't hope for something super flashy.

Meanwhile, there will still be plenty of Hooters in Las Vegas. VegasChatter member PaperPoster submitted these snaps of the Hooters under construction at The Palms.

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The Day That Classic Vegas Died: Riviera's Final Dawn

Where: 2901 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV [map], 89109
May 5, 2015 at 4:31 PM | by | Comments (26)

Look closely at the photograph above. It seems fitting that Riviera Hotel Casino's Diamond Jubilee display should end up this way, with the word "Classic" being shattered into pieces. One could easily visualize that a mini wrecking ball had come through, perhaps to drive home the fate of this iconic and legendary resort.

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Au Revoir Riviera: Some Snapshots of the Casino's Last Day

May 4, 2015 at 12:31 PM | by | Comments (8)

Well, the day has come. No, not "May the 4th Be With You" (although that's happening for you Star Wars nerds today too.) No, we're talking about saying goodbye to another long-standing casino on the Strip.

Although The Riviera's closure hasn't warranted the tears and outrage that came with the closing of The Sahara, it's still a sad day on an already sad end of the Las Vegas Strip.

VegasChatter resident lensman Greg C. has snapped a few shots of the nearly emptied-out joint yesterday. We'll have more updates on the last moments inside The Riv for you tomorrow.

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Riviera Closure Almost Here, But(t) First: A Crazy Girls Update

April 29, 2015 at 7:49 PM | by | Comments (4)

With the shutter of the Riviera just days away (doors close at noon on Monday), at least one of its resident shows has found a new home.

The Las Vegas Sun is reporting Crazy Girls will live to see another cheeky (ahem) day with an agreement in place to appear center Strip at Planet Hollywood. Vegas gossip Robin Leach reports the long-running show will take over the Sin City Theater beginning May 13.

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