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At Flamingo, A Cafe Closes And Other Changes

Where: 89109
February 16, 2015 at 7:25 PM | by | Comments (13)

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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Binion's Prepping A Cigar Lounge

Where: 128 Fremont St. [map], 89101
February 13, 2015 at 3:40 PM | by | Comments (2)

Over the past year, Binion’s has been quietly making small changes to its casino (the hotel remains closed). It's updated some of its dining options and bars as well. Already this year, Binion’s added $1 Throwback Thursday blackjack to draw attention. The next phase of renovations and additions will be a cigar lounge.

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An Update On The Fashion Show Mall Expansion

January 28, 2015 at 7:53 PM | by | Comments (3)

The front of Fashion Show Mall is getting a redesign, but it looks like the familiar “spaceship” feature will remain. A recent walk by the façade’s construction area shows some progress, but no more hints about what’s to come, other than the vague sign saying “exciting new dining destinations.”

From the inside of the mall, the two-story, soon-to-be triple its former size Zara men’s and women’s clothing store is the most visible change. Its large footprint looks strange while it is closed during the renovation. Construction walls are completely sealed up, offering no hints as to progress. Signs say it’ll be up and running around fall of this year.

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Resorts World Floats New Timeline For Start Of Construction

January 21, 2015 at 1:18 PM | by | Comments (3)

Resorts World today...

Construction of Resorts World, the huge, $4 billion dollar mega-resort planned for the old Echelon site, likely won't begin until possibly a year after Genting once planned.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports today that "the company hopes to break ground on the development sometime between April and June." Business writer Howard Stutz also states the project's top executive, Christian Goode, has left the project. He'll be replaced by another Genting exec, Gerald Gardner.

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Just Off The North Strip, Making Way For Lucky Dragon Hotel And Casino

January 9, 2015 at 4:12 PM | by | Comments (8)

On CSI, the Lucky Dragon was a fictional Vegas casino (not to be confused with the Red Dragon Vegas casino in Rush Hour 2). In 2016, it may actually be a real destination.

We first started reporting on the dream to bring the Lucky Dragon hotel-casino to Las Vegas in January 2012. Back then, it was envisioned as an Asian-themed resort with a 10-story hotel tower squeezed between the Allure condo tower on Sahara (just off Las Vegas Boulevard) and the Golden Steer steakhouse. Today, that remains the case. The planned property would boast about 200 rooms and a (roughly) 19,000-square-foot casino as well as a handful of restaurants and shops. A major entertainment space is not in the plans.

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The Birth Of Future Vegas Delivers Traffic Pangs, New Street Name

Where: 89109
January 7, 2015 at 8:10 PM | by | Comments (5)

Not the most ideal traffic setups even before construction got underway in 2014 for an arena and a host of new dining experiences, visitors who arrive at New York-New York or Monte Carlo via something other than their own foot power have found they need to be especially aware behind the wheel.

Traffic lanes leading into and out of the resorts have been closed, switched to just one way, or completely moved, depending on where you are. Even the straightaway that was Rue de Monte Carlo now boasts a new serpentine shape as well as a new name, Park Avenue. The new moniker is a nod to the experience still to come which will add new dining spots between the two resorts leading up to the new arena. Some will be attached to the southern side of Monte Carlo, others will be closer to the northern flank of New York-New York.

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Parking Expanding For Welcome To Las Vegas Sign

December 15, 2014 at 6:03 PM | by | Comments (2)

With no bridge or crosswalk, visiting the Welcome to Las Vegas sign is safest by car. Problem is, the small parking lot is usually full and there tends to be a few vehicles illegally parked to compound the fun.

Our @sammasseur, however, spotted a new expansion underway that will add more spaces. Although the exact number is not known, Sam thought it looked like the lot would triple in size.

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Mandalay Bay Going From Bigger To Even Bigger

Where: 89109
December 10, 2014 at 4:28 PM | by | Comments (5)

It's nigh impossible to tell from the photo above, but work has begun in a big way to bring more conventioneers to Mandalay Bay.

VegasChatter reader Bryon V. noticed a few weeks ago that construction was underway on a massive 350,000-square-foot expansion of the resort's already expansive 1.7 million-square-foot convention center. The $66 million dollar project, announced back in April, will consume most of the surface parking lot at Russell and Las Vegas Boulevard on the south Strip. (A rendering of what's to come is below.)

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Erasing The Roof At The LINQ Hotel

Where: 89109
December 10, 2014 at 3:36 PM | by | Comments (5)

After being around for so long it became a fixture for not one but three different hotel concepts, it's still a bit surprising to see the Imperial Palace The Quad The LINQ Hotel without those trademark blue tiles and winged pagodas.

A few VegasChatter members have asked for a visual update on the work being done to erase the dated sight from the Vegas skyline so here it is courtesy fellow reader Jeff C. Blue tiles have been replaced with white panels while the pagodas have been disassembled. The underlying structures have been squared off and are now being given a new, understated facade, too.

So that we can all pause and pour out some of our latte, soda, tea, or Ol' E right now, here are some shots of IP in its glory days, as captured by our Greg C.

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If You're Waiting For Construction To Start On Resorts World, Wait For It...

November 25, 2014 at 9:05 PM | by | Comments (20)

A rendering of phase one for Resorts World.

In 2013, Genting representatives promised construction would start on the highly anticipated Resorts World Las Vegas project by June 2014. That date (obviously) came and went. Then, earlier this year, it was reported work would resume by year's end. Now, it looks like that's been pushed back even more.

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Predicting Your Questions: What's Happening To The Runway At McCarran?

October 30, 2014 at 3:10 PM | by | Comments (7)

The next time you fly into or out of Las Vegas, you'll likely notice construction workers on the tarmac. McCarran Airport has announced that it's renovating its longest runway as part of a multi-phase, $67 million project.

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Rock In Rio's City Of Rock Begins To Arise

October 20, 2014 at 2:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

Less than seven months from the US arrival of Rock in Rio, its City of Rock at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds (a.k.a., that currently still desert lot at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara) has begun to arrive.

The popular mega-concert event will come to America for the first time next year, holding two weekends of events in Las Vegas May 8-9 and 15-16. Six stages will host a myriad of big names from across the world of pop and rock, including No Doubt, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, the Deftones, Metallica and John Legend. Some 85,000 are expected to be in attendance each day.

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