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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 (4)

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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It's Out With The Victorian, In With The Contemporary For (Part Of) Casino Royale

Where: 89109
October 15, 2014 at 1:07 PM | by | Comments (9)

Casino Royale closed and demolished its northernmost flank in the beginning of the year to make way for a Walgreens as well as an improved Denny's. Now, we're getting our first look at the new facade and it calls to mind the jarring juxtaposition of Treasure Island and that casino's new addition.

While the south side of the budget property is still firmly entrenched in its Victorian trappings (see above), its northern frontage is now boxy and without ornament. The facade is another variant of the "timeless" office park contemporary design so popular these days, with sleek lines and tiling in varying shades of brown.

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In Three Weeks, The Quad Will Be A Vegas Footnote

Where: 89109
October 9, 2014 at 9:09 PM | by | Comments (19)

On October 30, the hotel-casino currently known as The Quad (and, before that, as the Imperial Palace) will take on its newest moniker -- The LINQ Hotel & Casino.

No one will be sad to see the Quad name disappear as it was pretty much universally reviled, but we're not totally in love with The LINQ, either. We understand why, but we're getting a bit tired of explaining ourselves around town. No, not the Signature hotel, the air terminal. No, not the Public House at Luxor, the one in Venetian. No, not Downtown as in Vegas, but as in Summerlin. Let's go to the Linq. No, the mall, not the hotel. Oy.

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Things Are Getting More Bazaar At Bally's

Where: 89109
October 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM | by | Comments (16)

With a targeted debut of late December, the exterior of Bally's forthcoming Grand Bazaar Shops is inching closer to completion. Above is a rendering of the project while below you will find snapshots of the site captured yesterday by VegasChatter photographer Greg Clarke.

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There's A Live Web Cam For The Arena Under Construction Behind New York-New York

October 2, 2014 at 11:28 AM | by | Comments (5)

The arena this morning in the 8 a.m. PT hour.

MGM Resorts and AEG have announced they've sorted out $200 million in funding needed to realize a 20,000-seat arena behind New York-New York. With a total cost of $375 million private dollars, the project -- dubbed Las Vegas Arena (until, perhaps, a better, sponsored name comes along) -- is expected to host more than 100 events a year. (And, possibly, an NHL team?)

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Three New Photos Of Bally's Grand Bazaar That We Just Can't Even With

Where: 89109
September 24, 2014 at 5:36 PM | by | Comments (12)

Set to open sometime around Christmas (perhaps a few days before, mayhap a few days after), the still forthcoming Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally's are beginning to see more than a little splash of color.

Not as awful jarring WTF as the exterior paint job The Quad continues to receive, the brightly patterned honeycomb design is still a bit, umm, much. VegasChatter reader Dan H. sent us the trio of photos you see below that show the mall's, err, design treatment is now being put into place. They were taken on the north side of the project from Flamingo Road.

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Las Vegas North Premium Outlets Adding More Stores

Where: 875 S. Grand Central Parkway [map], 89106
September 11, 2014 at 3:34 PM | by | Comments (10)

The retail scene in Las Vegas (and its suburbs) is rapidly changing at the moment. With Downtown Summerlin poised to open and Fashion Show Mall expanding its façade, it’s time for the outlets to keep up with the Joneses. They seemed to weather the economic downturn easier than other retail outlets with a steady stream of tourists cabbing it over to the Premium Outlets on either end of the Strip to scoop up outlet-priced clothing and accessories.

Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, located downtown near The Smith Center, will be wrapping up a 150,000-square-foot expansion May 2015. The project is expected to welcome 34 new stores including an already announced Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. The last expansion in 2008 added a new parking garage on the north side and 30 new stores.

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