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Grand Bazaar Beginning To Take Shape As Cromwell Readies For Soft Opening

Where: 89109
April 18, 2014 at 10:08 PM | by | Comments (3)

With a debut set for late this year, we should begin to see increased progress at the site of Bally's Grand Bazaar Shops.

A check of the construction site earlier today found that the steel framework for the outdoor mall is starting to take shape. Caesars Entertainment completely erased Bally's Strip-facing frontage, including its fountains and non-moving sidewalk, so that 150 shops and eateries could be installed. If you've not seen the renderings yet for what's to come, you can view them here.

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Look At The Cromwell Now

Where: 89109
March 13, 2014 at 7:59 PM | by | Comments (9)

With a May 21 opening date fast approaching, The Cromwell is finally starting to look like it will actually make that deadline.

That gaping hole on the second floor earmarked for Giada De Laurentiis' eponymous restaurant now sports a newly placed facade while The Cromwell's name -- with a purple-hued emphasis on "well" -- has been hung on the property's east-facing frontage along with its logo.

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Marriott Grand Chateau's New Tower Should Begin Its Debut Soon

Where: 75 East Harmon [map], 89109
March 12, 2014 at 1:18 PM | by | Comments (4)

Now...

What began in July 2012 should be realized July 2014 on The Strip.

Nearly two years ago, Marriott Grand Chateau -- which misses a Las Vegas Boulevard address by thismuch -- began constructing a third, 37-story tower, with the aim of adding 223 rooms to its inventory. (Technically, 223 villas as rooms are called here. When in the chateau...)

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Quad Room Remodel To Begin Within 'Weeks'

Where: 89109
March 4, 2014 at 5:53 PM | by | Comments (7)

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.

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In Downtown, A Courthouse Continues To Vanish

March 4, 2014 at 1:10 PM | by | Comments (3)

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.

The owner of downtown's D and Golden Gate hotel-casinos purchased the shuttered courthouse last year for $10 mil. The plan is to create festival grounds for everything from music to food fests.

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A Quickie Construction Update In Seven Snapshots

Where: 89109
March 4, 2014 at 12:04 AM | by | Comments (7)

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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Binion's Begins Work On Another Outdoor Bar

Where: 128 Fremont Street [map], 89101
February 27, 2014 at 3:26 PM | by | Comments (8)

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.

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Green Valley Ranch Getting New Marquee

Where: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway [map], 89052
February 26, 2014 at 10:12 PM | by | Comments (0)

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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First Impressions Of Brooklyn Bowl

Where: 89109
February 26, 2014 at 8:20 PM | by | Comments (5)

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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Behind The Fence At The Linq

February 24, 2014 at 3:51 PM | by | Comments (3)

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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Binion's Remodeled Cafe Is Ready For You

Where: 128 Fremont Street [map], 89101
February 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM | by | Comments (8)

After closing in January for a remodel, relocating downstairs in the interim and debuting a new, expanded menu, Binion's Cafe is back in business in its original location.

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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Checking Up On Construction At Flamingo and The Strip

Where: 89109
February 19, 2014 at 11:51 AM | by | Comments (10)

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.

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