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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.
As it pulls the plug on its hotel rooms, Las Vegas Club -- whose owners are potentially flush with cash after the sale of the Western -- is moving forward with what may be the first steps of a widespread overhaul. (We hope.)
We've already told you of plans to build a Viva Vegas gift shop on site. VegasChatter fan @sammasseur snapped shots of construction walls both inside and outside the Las Vegas Club on Friday afternoon. He writes:
...work stretched the entire width of the south face from door to door and is much deeper on the west side than the east. There were temporary walls built inside the casino to block off the areas around the windows that faced Fremont Street, and the front party pit gaming tables were covered with a clear tarp.
We probably wouldn't have chosen this for our initial improvement project at Las Vegas Club, but it appears first up on the 'to do' list is a... gift shop.
Yep, filings are already in place for the construction of a Viva Vegas gift store. Look for work on the $160,000 project (yes, that's the correct amount of zeros) towards the front of the casino.
4Flush.com writer John Mehaffey is reporting that Las Vegas Club won't accept anymore reservations beyond April 28. A trip by VegasChatter to vegasclubcasino.net confirmed that LVC's booking engine only lists room availability through the end of the month. (Prices range from $31 to $80 a night if you want to get in one last stay.) You may recall that LVC limited reservations to just weekends, or when things were overbooked at the Plaza, last year.
After an abrupt departure from Bally's in December, the comic magician switched to hosting a Vegas-based web series and podcast. And, super early this morning, announced on Facebook that his next amazing project will be the transformation of the Las Vegas Club's casino. For reals.
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We would like to welcome our brand new VegasChatter contributer, Nick Holliday. A recent transplant from Chicago, Nick is firmly settled on the east side of Las Vegas. Nick spends most of his time and dollars as far from The Strip as he can since he works there all day. That means you can expect coverage of both off Strip and downtown finds. Nick loves punk rock, craft beer, decent whiskey, casinos, dive bars, and being comped which is fitting because, for his first post, he shows us how to turn nothing into something at the casinos of downtown Vegas.
There are so many possibilities when it comes to how a Vegas vacation will turn out. Maybe you win big and take some of the casinos’ cash with you. Maybe you “break even.” Like the majority of thrillseekers, you will probably party and gamble nonstop until your vacation bankroll is spent. There is always something going on in this town, so what’s a visitor with hardly any cash in their pocket do when they want to have a little fun in Las Vegas?
Fremont Street offers a ton of opportunity for the average small-time gambler. The great promotions, cheap food, and cheesy neon reminds us of a Las Vegas that we have only read about. Where the Strip is full of luxury resorts and high-end shopping malls, Fremont is all about the gambler. That sits right with this low roller.
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They can touch you.
We're not going to spoil too many secrets about The Amazing Johnathan's scary Screamont Experiment, but if you are downtown between now and Halloween, drop into the Las Vegas Club for A.J.'s very unique twist on the haunted house attraction. And, know ahead of time, at least once, they will touch you.
Taking over a former bingo area and the second floor of the already odd and creepy Las Vegas Club, the maze takes you through a plot set in a quarantined haunted hotel and your interaction with inhabitants -- human, animal and otherwise. Part of the way, a misanthropic bellman will guide you. Sometimes, you are on your own. Really on your own. It is not always obvious where to go. In a couple of instances the journey forward became completely baffling.
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With the tagline "What Stays in Vegas, Slays in Vegas," The Screamont is luring thrill seekers to Fremont Street with rumors of contaminated water and biological disasters. The Screamont opened on Saturday and we'll bring you a full report
as soon as we recover later this week. Until then, haunt lovers aren't the only ones experiencing a dose of horror as noted by the Screamont on Facebook:
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We know you're already making your Halloween list and checking it twice, and you've been using our handy guide to help you make your way through a month of thrills and chills. Here's a quickie update to help you get further in the mood.
First out the gore-gate will be the Goretorium which opens to the general public on the 28th. They recently added a nifty sign to the outside of the Harmon Corner complex and pointed out that you can see saw-blade decorative motifs on the balcony of their Baby Dolls Lounge. Very Martha Stewart.
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Looking for a little less gore with your scares this October? We've a ghoulish option at the Stratosphere to share with you. And, another located downtown, that will be anything but bloodless.
In our ongoing cataloging of all things icky, creepy and bumpy in the night, we're gearing up for two months of chills and thrills. We're been chomping at the bit for Goretorium's to open later this month. Circus Circus is close to unleashing Fright Dome upon us and they've just announced that the now and forever Mistress of the Dark, Elvira, will be appearing live in person on their first two nights, September 29th and 30th. (Dead in person may be an option for their other scary participants.) Full details are yet to come.
We've been wondering if the Las Vegas Club would be the latest downtown property to join the makeover club for a while now. The casino seems to be either gearing down for a renovation or just barely hanging on, period.
Rooms are often unavailable and guests are often sent over to sister hotel, the Plaza. VegasChatter fan @albertdiaz3 told us back in April that the Las Vegas Club actually said the "R" word to him when he tried to book a stay (and was sent to the Plaza instead).
And, then last month, VC fan @seanb informed us of Tinoco's closure (although, it may be coming back.. question mark, question mark..) At the same time, PokerAddict reported that games had been removed from a completely deserted casino floor.
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Just as fast as we found out downtown favorite Tinoco's Kitchen had closed comes a sign that its closure may not always be the case. The sign was an actual sign spotted by VegasChatter's Mr. Pappagiorgio which declared Tinoco's would reopen soon.
A moment spent talking up a Las Vegas Club employee gave us a few more deets. Apparently, Tinoco's contract was up and they were looking at other places when they had to shutdown quickly. The rep told us that Tinoco's is expected to reopen in the same spot, although no one knows when. Meantime, the Las Vegas Weekly reports that another Tinoco's location is headed to the southwest part of the city.