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While Caesars Entertainment shows us there are still things we will never see coming by selling four of its resorts to itself (huh?), we're finally able to retire the use of "may," "rumor has it," and question marks in our posts about the remodel of The Quad's accommodations.
Downtown Vegas is trading a courthouse for concerts. Before the sounds of music fill the air, however, the sounds of demolition must cease and there's still some work to do before that goal is reached.
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From Sahara down to Tropicana, things continue to change on The Strip. On one end, SLS Las Vegas is painting the
town towers. On the other, Double Barrel Roadhouse will debut in a matter of days. Here's a quick look at where things stand on the Strip (photos taken on Sunday, March 2):
SLS Las Vegas (formerly Sahara)
Opening: Labor Day Weekend
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This one's been a long time coming, but Binion's has finally begun work on a second Fremont-side bar.
We shared the rumor that Binion's might be providing us with another way to liquor in the front before we poker in the rear almost a year ago. This morning, VegasChatter reader Charlie U. let us know that the Cowgirl Up Cantina is officially on the way.
Green Valley Ranch is the latest resort to take its marquee into the digital age. The Henderson hotel and casino is modernizing the marquee that faces the 215 freeway.
VegasChatter reader Dan H. spotted the changeout yesterday which also happened to be the first day of the project. He snapped the photos you see in this post.
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We toured Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq over the weekend and came away with a fantastic first impression. Inside, construction workers were hustling to ensure it would be ready for its first concert set for March 8. While there was still a lot to do, the layout was essentially set minus final touches, fixtures and finishes.
No pictures were allowed on our
site tour. With sawdust flying, they wouldn’t have come out so good, anyhow. We can tell you about what we saw, though. First, Brooklyn Bowl is huge. As previously noted it will be 77,000 square feet on two levels. Each space inside Brooklyn Bowl is currently shelled out. The 32 bowling lanes are split between two levels which are both open to a 2,000-capacity concert venue. (For perspective, the original Brooklyn Bowl can hold 800.)
If you reserve one of the first six lanes on the ground floor when there's a concert, you essentially bowl right next to the stage. It's a great vantage point to watch a band perform. When there's a show, those lanes will be rented out for the entirety of the concert. While you might still hear the concert in the mezzanine level, you won't have the same vantage point visually. No mention of how much it would cost to bowl was made on our tour.
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For The Linq, the outdoor mall between The Quad and Flamingo, it's been a slow, phased opening. The first six venues debuted right before year's end. Earlier this month, we grabbed our first bite at Chayo, but we wanted more.
We thought we could get a peek into what will be the newest music venue in Las Vegas, Brooklyn Bowl, but that was short-lived. Our friends couldn’t even take pictures of The High Roller from the public side of The Linq! (Although, a few days ago, we saw a security policy about-face with officers now offering to help take photos.)
The second phase of The Linq opens this Friday, but we still want more now. We always want more. Thankfully, our impatience was rewarded over the weekend with a hard hat tour of the last-minute touches taking place.
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The new, improved and larger cafe made its debut on Friday. We stopped by on Saturday and found hungry patrons once again claiming stools at the counter and filling tables, too.
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The gaping hole in The Cromwell (almost Gansevoort, formerly Bill's or Barbary Coast depending how far back you want to go) is finally disappearing while Bally's is smoothing things over as it moves toward construction of its Grand Bazaar.
A visit to The Strip and Flamingo on Tuesday found workers still hoisting pieces of The Cromwell into place. The once aging property was completely gutted and is being re-imagined into a "boutique" hotel. On the property's northwest corner, Giada de Laurentiis' second-floor restaurant continues to take shape. Once a cavernous pit, exterior drywall is now up complete with holes for windows, providing passersby with a better idea of the views it will offer. Meantime, on The Cromwell's south-facing facade, black awning is now starting to appear above guestroom windows.
Where a construction boom once meant the rise of mega-resorts for Las Vegas, these days it heralds overhauls, from top-to-bottom to a bar here and a restaurant there. Just about everywhere you look, construction scaffolding can be found. And, will be, for some time.
Here's a round-up of where things stand for several coming soon projects:
This was the scene at the Plaza's Bier Garten three days ago, but possibly not anymore? This morning, a call to the concierge desk to discover an opening date yielded the news that it's open??
We haven't been able to confirm that yet, though. We do know execs had hoped to debut the indoor/outdoor beer garden over the Super Bowl weekend, if the weather cooperated. Update: We have confirmed it is, indeed, open.
Where a point frenzy once hoped to snare the attention of passersby, a construction frenzy now does the job equally as well.
The $14 million renovation will encompass 22,000 square feet and two floors. Last month, we told you how the entire north end of the property would be ripped out and construction crews have since made short work of that. The Walgreens will be found on the lower level of the addition while a larger Denny's, this one with a patio, will sprawl across both floors.
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At Monte Carlo, the Strip-facing facade of Double Barrel Roadhouse continues to slowly take on the appearance of a self-described "old-world rustic barn saloon." From what we hear, a small overnight fire at the construction site earlier this month isn't really impacting a new opening timeline of March. Double Barrel had once hoped to debut before 2013's end.