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Okay, all you Downtown Grand doubters. And, get ready, all you Downtown Grand groupies. Reservations will reportedly open next month.
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.
Glitter Gulch is, of course, the famous nickname coined for the the conglomerate of Fremont Street casinos. The Girls of Glitter Gulch is the downtown strip club that has forced its ta-tas into many a Fremont photo, whether intended or not. ("I was admiring the Goose, I swear!")
We've often wandered past the GoGG, but admittedly never been tempted to step inside by the real-life
toothless strippers advertising their goods outside the entrance. The show we got when one barely bikini'd senior citizen employee took her break by popping a squat on Fremont before shooting firing up... cigarettes... we'll assume they were cigarettes.... was enough of a peek behind the curtain for us.
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outdoor mall open-air shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Fremont East was due to make its debut this spring. Now, a launch is being slated for fall 2013. So, as we wait for its arrival, we thought we'd give you a one sheet on what to expect:
Nothing says till death do us part like a "Good Fellas Blood Oath Ceremony" bachelor party.
Downtown's Mob Museum is now hosting weddings. And, not just publicity stunts. They can be themed or just fancy. Accoutrements for your special day might include cellists, actors dressed as hit men and cupcakes instead of a wedding cake. Plus, your photo album has the potential to be very unique.
While the planners seem very open to let you customize your experience, the Museum offers four simplified package options. And, no Elvis in sight. (Pretty sure they'll book you an Elvis if you need one, though.)
When you think of The D in Downtown Vegas, are you yet at a place where you think of it as sexy? We wonder if the former Fitzgerald's is positioning itself as The Cosmopolitan of Fremont Street. We just tripped over this casting call for an in-house commercial to promote the hotel. It's too late to apply, but we thought the pitch rather interesting.
Here's the premise: "A young conservative couple arrives at the D. The casino gradually transforms them into wild & sexy partiers as the commercial progresses."
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By now, after witnessing it finance and organize a record skydive from space, Red Bull ought to have earned our respect as a prominent entertainer and promoter (how you feel about its energy product is up to you). And, as Vegas will experience when Red Bull brings its BC One Cypher to the Fremont Street Experience on May 18, its parties are not limited to high risk and booze-fueled events.
BC One is a multi-layered competition that showcases a type of dance known as "B-Boying," or breakdancing, pitting contestants against one another in "battles" on the dance floor. When it started in 2004, the competition was by invitation only, but now the series is open all. The winner of the Vegas event will advance to the National Final in Houston in August. The National Champion will be flown to Seoul, South Korea to compete in the World Final this November.
Check out the video below for a preview of what to expect on May 18 on Fremont Street. It looks like a really fun event to drop in on and, considering it's free, we recommend doing so. With the date of the event being a Saturday, it might just inspire your own dance-floor performance later that night in the clubs. The competition kicks off at 8 p.m. under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. Find out more via RedBullBCOne.com.
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One year ago, we told you how Nacho Daddy was once destined to greet folks at the gateway to Fremont East. That space, an old 7-11, is now set to become Inspire Theater, but Nacho Daddy will live on to see another downtown locale.
On the agenda for next week's city Planning Commission meeting? Nacho Daddy. And, a new location of 113 North 4th Street, that's just north of Fremont Street. The new space will cover just over 3,200 square feet, and will include a outdoor patio of around 400 square feet. The original Fremont East location would have been around 5,800 square feet. And, was to have had a live music element. From looking at the floorplan for the new location, that seems like it's now out.
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Love Downtown Vegas so much you find yourself returning to certain offerings, time after time? Or, want to return again and again, but don't have the unending cash for that? Now, you can save some bills while becoming a regular fixture by considering annual memberships, especially if your fave spots include the Neon Museum, Discovery Children's Museum or Smith Center.
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Many downtown visitors may not even realize they had the following question about The D that we're about to answer. After all, the Fremont Street hotel offers plenty of street-side distractions to keep the eyes occupied. Our favorite is the outdoor bar pictured above. Oh, you didn't notice the bar? Think we just proved our point. In fact, 34% of you aren't even reading this paragraph yet.
With us now? Thanks for following along. Many who have have really taken time to inspect the scene behind the bar likely came away with the same question our party did recently: Who
the frack is Christian Delpech?
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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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Hoping that downtown's newest live music venue just suffered from opening night jitters, we headed back recently to see Alkaline Trio, Bayside, and Off With Their Heads. As soon as we got out of the El Cortez parking lot, we saw the line of concert goers snaking around the block. Not ones for waiting in lines, we sauntered over to Park on Fremont for their incredible shot and a beer special. Sitting in the sun on their gorgeous patio while sipping on a Stiegl Grapefruit Radler started the night off perfectly. We left with a slight buzz and ready to rock out.