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Frankie Moreno's Run At Stratosphere To End This December

Where: 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89104
October 20, 2014 at 7:22 PM | by | Comments (3)

You’ve only got a few more months to enjoy the Tangerine Honey of Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno. (Minds out of gutters, people.) In case you’re unfamiliar, that’s an original track by the ivory-tickling performer who is among the first to bring a headlining show with original tunes to the Strip in the modern era.

After nearly 600 shows in his three years at Stratosphere, the north Strip casino will part ways with Moreno about a year ahead of when his contract was supposed to end. After a successful first year, the show’s contract was extended through October 2015, but his final show will be December 20 of this year.

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Blue Moon Closing Its Doors

Where: 2651 Westwood Drive [map], 89109
October 14, 2014 at 3:38 PM | by | Comments (3)

A mainstay in the gay community is closing its doors tomorrow after a 12-year run. Blue Moon Resort off the Strip near Artisan announced last night it will be ending operations October 15. The message posted by owner John Hessling on the resort’s Facebook page cites only “circumstances beyond my control” as the reason for the closure. An employee cited the resort was “sold out from under the owner” in a mortgage situation.

From what we’ve heard, Blue Moon was home to some pretty epic pool parties and BBQs. What other Vegas hotel offers a free BBQ on Sunday with BYOB? Blue Moon’s Facebook page is full of comments from sad customers who don’t want to see the hotel close. They called trips to Blue Moon “the best vacation I ever had” and noted it had the “best service” while being “the most fun I had” in Vegas.

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Try To miX In One More Taste Of This Vegas Classic

Where: 3940 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
October 10, 2014 at 6:06 PM | by | Comments (4)

Delano Las Vegas debuted September 1, but the infusion of new has yet to reach the 64th floor where miX will eventually evolve into French Chef/Restauranteur Alaine Ducasse’s third Rivea restaurant as well as a yet-unnamed integrated lounge concept.

While some of us at VegasChatter feel the time for miX has passed, this writer recommends you plan at least one more visit (or your first one) before this restaurant/nightclub toasts its final sunset.

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Sh*t You May Have Missed While At The MGM Festival Grounds

October 2, 2014 at 12:50 AM | by | Comments (2)

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.

NOW OPEN

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
· Pantry (Mirage)
· The Perch (Downtown Container Park)
· Pot Liquor CAS (Town Square)
· Fulton Street Food Hall (Harrah's)
· Martorano's and Yong Kang Street (Paris)
· Ciao Gourmet Market, Chili's (McCarran Airport, Terminal 3 and D concourse)
· Lao Sze Chuan (Palms)
· Chocolate Bar (NY-NY)
· CraftHaus Brewery (Off Strip)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· Tiësto three-song mix (Bellagio Fountains)
· Georgia On My Mind (Venetian)
· Guinness Live Music Record Attempt (Ri Ra) Now through October 17
· Limelight (Plaza)

SHOPPING
· UFC Retail Outlet (McCarran Airport, C concourse)
· Stein Mart (Sahara Center on West Sahara Ave.)
· Armani (Grand Canal Shoppes)
· American Federation of Arts Gallery (Forum Shops)

OTHER SH*T
· Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (Downtown)
· Butterfly Habitat (Springs Preserve)
· MyVEGAS Blackjack (Facebook, apps)
· B Connected sports betting app (Boyd Gaming)
· Game Room (Aria)
· Game Plane (Allegiant Air)
· .Vegas domains
· Gazillionaire web series

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Circus Circus To Eventually Offer RV Park Again

Where: 2880 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
October 1, 2014 at 8:21 PM | by | Comment (1)

The RV park at Circus Circus has closed... but, not for good.

While KOA has motored to Sam's Town to take over the off-Strip property's campground, folks who love the open road won't have to travel that far afield forever. The Circusland RV Park was shuttered to make way for MGM Resort's City of Rock festival grounds, but we were surprised to learn that it will -- eventually -- reopen. Albeit, as a much smaller operation.

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Julian Serrano To Bring The Lago

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 30, 2014 at 8:49 PM | by | Comments (5)

Remember those restaurant rumblings coming out of Bellagio in April? One is finally coming to fruition. Circo closed over the weekend to make way for Lago, a new concept by Julian Serrano (behind Picasso at Bellagio and Serrano at Aria.)

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Circo Shutters At Bellagio

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
September 30, 2014 at 2:47 PM | by | Comments (0)

Over a year after the announcement, Circo at Bellagio has sadly served its last meal. It has been around since the beginning of the fine dining revolution, brought here with sister restaurant, Le Cirque, by now legends of Vegas, Steve Wynn and Elizabeth Blau.

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Harley-Davidson Dealership Opens Thursday On The Strip

Where: 5191 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89119
September 30, 2014 at 1:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

Just beyond the shadow of the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, a massive Harley-Davidson has been not-so-quietly taking shape. On Thursday, October 2, it will open its doors.

This week's debut of Harley's Strip location means the closure of the off-Strip locale at Eastern and Sahara. The new shop spans some 55,000 square feet and will handle both sales and rentals and feature retail, too. The Associated Press reports visitors will also be able to avail themselves of a snack bar with free WiFi and that they're welcome to juice up their devices, too. There is no crosswalk from the Welcome sign to Harley so please don't try to beat the traffic.

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Haze Nightclub Closing At Aria

September 29, 2014 at 4:50 PM | by | Comments (2)

The nightclub hailed as def not one of the best clubs in Vegas, but better than some others on Yelp is preparing to leave fans with only hazy memories of what was.

VegasChatter reader Asher tipped us off over the weekend about the impending closure of Haze at Aria. The last posted event on its webpage invites guests to party one final time November 1:

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KOA Finds New Home At Sam's Town

Where: 5225 Boulder Highway [map], 89122
September 29, 2014 at 2:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

At the end of its 35 year run at Circus Circus, KOA has good news to share. The campground chain will motor over to a new home at Sam's Town beginning October 1.

The Boulder Strip hotel-casino has had an RV park of its own, but will now lease it to Kampgrounds of America. The park will boast the new, search engine-friendly name of Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town. The partnership brings KOA full circle in Vegas as its first location was on Boulder Highway back in the 70s. A press release details what lovers of the open road will find at its new locale:

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Sugar Factory To Land At McCarran Airport

September 26, 2014 at 2:15 PM | by | Comments (2)

The original Sugar Factory at The Mirage is gone, but that doesn't mean Vegas' sugar high is fading.

A new retail store is planned for McCarran Airport's D gates. There's no announced timeline as of yet, but we're told the "grab-n-go" location will cover 700-square feet and will offer those signature Couture Pops as well as candy, popcorn, nuts, Vegas souvenirs and ice cream.

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Tropicana Nabs Two Familiar Shows To Bolster Entertainment Offerings

Where: 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 24, 2014 at 7:51 PM | by | Comments (3)

In the constant trading war that is the Las Vegas show scene, Tropicana has scored two new shows, one from Westgate and one from Riviera.

Raiding the Rock Vault has seen its ups and downs at LVH Westgate. Las Vegas Sun’s John Katsilometes has followed the saga as one of the show’s creators, Asia frontman and bassist John Payne, was given the glam rock boot this summer by fellow Raiding the Rock Vault producer Harry Cowell. Other performers have come and gone over the show’s run. Of course, many of them were only contracted for short stints, but several of the more longstanding performers have had their contracts come to early ends.

Tonight will be the last performance of Raiding the Rock Vault, according to Westgate hotel officials. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, it’s a literal rock of ages, as in it takes guests through a rock’n’roll odyssey with a sampling of hits from the various eras. All the music is performed live by musicians and singers who used to make up the likes of bands such as Bon Jovi, the aforementioned Asia, LA Guns, The Offspring, Heat, Deep Purple, Quiet Riot, and many others. You might think it’s like a pre-retirement home for washed-up rockers, but this writer didn’t find that to be true. I’ve seen the show several times and was always impressed by the level of musicianship. The odd storyline the show struggled to incorporate seemed a little cumbersome, but the music was great. I’ll probably see it again at its new home at Tropicana where it begins November 1.

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