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If you've always meant to take a photo of Monte Carlo's fountain, or the oversized statues along its facade, but haven't yet, it's likely too late.
@MonteCarloVegas on Twitter shared with us the news, and the photo below, that construction fencing is now up along its Strip-facing facade as work to transform its exterior prepares to get underway. If you haven't heard yet, an expansive promenade lined with dining and retail venues will be created in front of Monte Carlo and New York-New York as well as in-between the sister resorts.
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It hasn't even been a month since our last check on the Sahara and already two VegasChatter readers have more striking progress photos to share.
Taken on May 11 by Greg C. and just yesterday, May 20 by Brian F., new snapshots of the aging resort's transformation into the SLS illustrate the further erasure of Sahara's Moroccan-inspired architecture. And, the NASCAR Cafe. Remember that one time when you tried the burrito challenge? Yeah, good times. And, bad heartburn. But, we digress.
This is an aerial photo of how the NASCAR Cafe appeared in mid-April:
And, here it is on May 11:
The photos at the very top of this post as well as below (and in the photo gallery underneath that) show how it stands now:
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We know you are all just dying to ride the forthcoming Slotzilla zipline ride that will horizontally launch you down Fremont Street at 35 m.p.h. from a 108-foot-tall slot machine. Well, here's our latest update that will probably make you even more jittery if you've been on the fence about taking the leap.
First, the X9 Design Group have dropped a high-quality video rendering onto YouTube of how they perceive the final experience should look:
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(Photos courtesy Greg C.)
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Caesars Entertainment giveth, taketh, and giveth again.
It's been just over a year since O'Sheas shuttered on The Strip. At the time, execs promised it would return and now there's a sure sign of it. Actually, there's a real sign. O'Sheas' sign. The VP of The Linq posted this photo of the sign's return yesterday on Instagram.
Our Jeff Prozeller swung by the construction site last night and again this morning to snap new pics of the $500 million project. You can view them in the photo gallery below. The one thing he couldn't see from The Strip, however, was said O'Sheas sign indicating it's new home will be tucked further into the
outdoor mall open-air promenade.
A walk by the active construction site late this morning found framework for an "industrial chic" facade taking shape. The exterior is now being described as "blending multiple storefronts with a brick and granite facade" with the "raw energy of a factory juxtaposed with ornate fixtures and canopies." Or, as our Richard Lane more succinctly describes it, old timey.
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By now, we've all likely seen renderings of the front of the coming Gansevoort Las Vegas. A multi-million-dollar, top-to-bottom renovation will transform Bill's into the hip, new boutique before year's end.
Plans will add several floors to the top of the hotel to accommodate a roof-top pool and dayclub. And, while we've known that plans would also bump out the east side of the property, we didn't know just what that would look like until now.
Last night, we stumbled upon a rendering that reveals what Gansevoort will look like from the rear. As we've previously reported, the remodel would extend the property some 5,400 square feet in order to accommodate a new porte cochere and more parking. Behold, the new arrival experience to come:
Sometimes you get so ahead of the story, you have to wait for it to catch up to you. We recently first alerted you to plans to build a convention center on the ground floor of a Binion’s garage. We also mentioned the company behind it was working on redeveloping the space around the Mob Museum. We way underestimated their ambition.
Multi-billion dollar firm, CIM Group, which owns the Downtown Grand is behind it all. (Fifth Street Gaming are partners in the Downtown Grand and manage and oversee that project.) By our math, we are talking at least 150,000 commercial square feet of new projects including multiple restaurants, retail stores and new conference space. (Downtown Grand's casino will be 35,000 square foot to compare.)
After closing three months ago, visible construction is now occurring at a rapid pace. Over the last two weeks, the shuttered hotel-casino has been stripped of not just its name, but has also lost its trademark stained glass-esque awning from the corner of Flamingo and The Strip as well as most of its northern side.
We've finally found The Cosmopolitan's future 50,000-square-foot, 3,000-seat theater. Found it? Did we lose it? Kind of.
The Chelsea should open by the end of this year. It was originally planned to debut in sync with The Cosmopolitan back in 2010. It didn't. Instead, the resort mothballed the concept and has made do with the Chelsea Ballroom, a large convention space with a stage and temporary seating. Some locals hate it, but we've personally never had a problem with it just as we've enjoyed all the live events we've attended at the Cosmo. (The Chelsea Ballroom will naturally be changing its name.)
Over the last couple of years we'd heard a bunch of stories surrounding the abandoned ghost theater. Plans, negotiations, dreams. And, periodically, we'd go searching for where it might have been. And, there's not a hint of it. We were truly stumped.
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Downtown Vegas openings are still happening fast and furious with Park on Fremont, La Comida, Mingo's Kitchen and Velveteen Rabbit boosting its hipster cred of late. But, there is much more still on the horizon and no end in sight, at least right now, from the cacophony created when tourism, construction and community collide.
With smart phone camera in hand, we traversed downtown earlier today to provide you with snapshot updates of some of the biggest projects still to come.
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We knew they had to do it eventually. If you are walking on The Strip and arrive at the old Imperial Palace, now The Quad, you'll be directed into the casino while construction on the building front is finished. According to an inside sourced tweet from @dribbleglass, "Starting 4/29, sidewalk outside Quad will be closed for three weeks." We can't find any other information online. But, like us, you may just forget and have to experience the detour yourself.
Once inside, you'll stroll through the still-in-flux Quad and pop out the other end at Harrah's. Then you can choose to walk outside on Las Vegas Boulevard. (The traffic flow is more natural when you approach from the Harrah's and Carnaval Court side and doesn't feel as dramatic a detour.)