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Among the many reinventions and renovations that have been going down since Westgate bought the off Strip LVH, the hotel's former High Roller room -- likely one of the more underused in town -- has been converted to a 24-hour cafe.
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Ballyís couldnít let The High Roller have all the glory as a colorful addition to the Vegas skyline. The hotel's Grand Bazaar Shops will sport a sparkly attraction of its own. The outdoor mall was initially scheduled to open this month, but you should now expect a February debut.
The already ridiculously colorful project is upping its visibility game even more with the addition of a Swarovski crystal starburst. Last Friday, the sparkly structure was delivered and installed. The structure is 14 feet in diameter and was a collaboration between Swarovski and The Young Electric Sign Company, better known as YESCO.
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Still not at full capacity, The Linq shopping promenade will at least fill in two more storefronts in the next few days.
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They've become off-Strip mainstays, now two Vegas productions are trading one "R" named resort for another.
MJ Live and Rat Pack Is Back will see their final shows at the Rio on February 22. Word has it they're being booted for that Duck Dynasty musical. (Hoping you cringed when you read that as much as I did when I wrote it.) Both shows won't disappear from the entertainment landscape, though; a change of scenery will place them at the Riviera beginning March 2.
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The fast food chain known for its sliders posted a hiring call a few days ago. Interested applicants are being told to head to 3440 West Russell Road between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday to make their cravings known, no experience necessary. Here's where we should make some sort of reference to simply having a hunger for the job.
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Perhaps Smashburger can get a Hulk busker to help promote the opening of its new store at Caesars Palace. A Hulk Smashburger sounds like a natural menu item for the ever-expanding burger chain. They usually have a "celebrity smasher" for their openings and a busker would definitely fit in on The Strip. Smashburger will set up shop in the new food court at Caesars, its ninth Vegas location and first on the Strip.
If you havenít had Smashburger yet, youíre missing out. No itís not quite on the level of Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay or the sorely missed LBS at Red Rock, but itís about half the price and really quite tasty. Donít lump it in with other fast food burger joints because itís far better, at least in this burger loverís opinion.
Just off the Strip, a lone timeshare tower stands silent. Its name shrouded from view. Its opening unknown. At least, until now.
Major construction work has appeared to be complete for some time now for the long-delayed Wyndham Desert Blue project to the north of Rio. The stalled timeshare was originally due to open in early 2010, but construction came to a halt before that happened, leaving 90 percent of the project unfinished. Its skeleton sat dormant for years before VegasChatter fan Kaywood H. noticed work was once again underway in April 2013.
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Facebook'er Angela S. asked Grand Bazaar's page for an opening timeline on December 2. Yesterday, a response pushed back its arrival about two months:
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New York-New York is working hard to gift us with two new dining experiences before year's end. Shake Shack, a popular burger and milkshake brand, and Tom's Urban, self-described as a "modern and casual dining concept," have both been tapped for December openings.
We peeked in on the progress of both eateries on Friday and found that while the interiors are still just shells, the exteriors of each are quickly approaching completion. Here's the rendering of a finished Tom's Urban:
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"We're sorry, but we're not currently seating guests right now."
On its second day of business, the renovated and newly reopened Denny's at Casino Royale welcomed us by politely informing us that an overloaded kitchen meant no new guests were currently being accepted. That was around 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. A nearby bench, however, was filled with customers of a more patient nature who must have chosen to wait it out. A walk into the diner's interior revealed a large number of open tables so, hopefully, the kitchen will start cooking with gas, so to speak (couldn't help it), soon.
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When it's 59 degrees as a high in Vegas, news that a new noodle bar is close to debuting is enough to send us to our happy place. (The same for cars equipped with seat warmers. #ThatDesertLife)
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If youíre a presidential trivia buff, Tropicana has you covered this winter. On display November 22 through January 3, The JFK Exhibition will show off iconic memorabilia and personal effects from John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy. Many of them are on display for the very first time so expect some unique items.
Like the Mob Experience before it, this exhibit includes some vehicles as well. The Lincoln Continental used to transport the Kennedys to their final flight to Dallas will be on display along with a 1960 Lincoln Continental from President Kennedyís Washington, D.C. motor pool.