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Eating / Dining / Restaurants / Guy Fieri / The Quad / Rumors / Openings / Vegas Delays / → All Tags
The Quad's website still heralds it as coming soon in late 2013, but we don't need a trip to
Flavor Town The Strip to tell you that Guy Fieri's forthcoming restaurant is another Vegas delay in the works.
Also still in the works? Its name. There have been reports that say it's Guy's American Kitchen like his NYC outpost, but a Caesars rep confirmed to us there is no official name yet. They hope, however, to announce one next month.
Construction / Attractions / Treasure Island / TI / Sirens of TI / Phil Ruffin / Vegas Observations / Rumors / Senor Frog's / → All Tags
As we begin to learn more about the new shopping venue on the way at TI, the demolition out front continues to change the resort’s appearance. When the lagoon went dry last month, the pirate-inspired rock façade began to come down. While it seems that a decision has been made to leave the upper portions intact, we were surprised to walk by recently and see the lower jaw of the facade's craggy skull was missing. Even worse, we found a solid wall behind it. Where’s that cavern full of looted gold? Here's a before and after:
Treasure Island / TI / Closings / Construction / Rumors / Vegas Observations / → All Tags
This week, work continues outside Treasure Island as part of the exterior is scrapped to make room for a CVS-anchored shopping structure. Based on the comments from our coverage last week, many of you were appalled with the idea of adding generic retail shops at the expense of TI’s thematic elements. We hope, then, that the changes underway inside TI won’t be so upsetting.
Rumors / The Quad / Renovations / Name Changes / → All Tags
For being one of the most derided hotel-casinos on The Strip, The Quad sure has lots of folks buzzin'. But, per usual, not in any way executives would appreciate.
As Vital Vegas puts it, it's the Vegas rumor that won't die -- a name change, again, for Imperial Palace. IP became The Quad almost a year ago, but execs were likely surprised by how quickly and how hard people began to hate on the name. A VegasChatter reader reached out to us earlier today and said that employees are now being told about the possibility of a name change:
Renovations / Closings / The Quad / Imperial Palace / Name Changes / Construction / Sportsbooks / Spas / Eating / Restaurants / Dining / Rumors / → All Tags
As much as we love to scoff about The Quad's remodel (we kid because we love.. or something like that), it's been
pretty fairly serious about bringing the new. (Although, we'd all love to see that happen with its rooms more than anything else right now.)
Once known as the Imperial Palace, a renovation has brought many changes to the aging hotel-casino including a new name, a (mostly) new facade (seen above), a remodeled and expanded casino floor, a new valet entrance, and a coming soon(ish) restaurant by Guy Fieri. More recently, a new wave of unannounced change brought the closure of the Quad's buffet earlier this month. But, we've now found that it's not the only closure to report.
Binion's / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Room Remodels / Rumors / Lost Vegas / → All Tags
Binion's checked out of the downtown hotel game back in 2009, but last Friday, it posted photos of what its old rooms look like now on Facebook.
The accommodations reflect a lost Vegas decor that was clearly meant as a homage to
grandma Laura Ashley. Check out the rose-colored carpeting. The floral wallpaper border. The floral prints. The floral drapes. The floral sheers. Yes, at one time, everything was coming up roses for Binion's.
We posted a query about plans for the remodeled rooms (hey, we're nothing if not dogged) and were told there were no plans for that "as of yet." But, in response to another fan's question, Binion's did have this to add:
Rumors / DoubleTree / Hilton / Tropicana / Vegas Takeovers / → All Tags
It's no surprise to anyone that the Tropicana is still, umm, finding its way, not to put too fine a point on it. Everything is new again there, but everything is constantly changing there, too, with a roller coaster of openings, closings and returns.
Earlier this year, there was a rumor eating its way around town that Bagatelle would not only bring a beach club-slash-supper club-slash-nightclub to Trop, but -- eventually -- a hotel as well. Now, there's another new whisper circulating through Vegas folks in the know -- that DoubleTree is taking over hotel operations at the Trop.
Rumors / Closings / Openings / Harrah's / The Range / Ruth's Chris / Steakhouses / → All Tags
Update: The rumor is legit, y'all. The Range will close on November 11 to make way for Ruth's Chris.
First, Bill's steakhouse. Next, Harrah's?
The Internets are abuzz with heard-from-someone-who-works-there rumors that The Range steakhouse at Harrah's will close next month. Vegas message boards are reporting that The Range will close on or around November 15. And, that it will be replaced with a Ruth's Chris. A move, allegedly, to go after the "young crowd." 'Cause all the
cool kids hipsters hang out at Ruth's Chris.
Breaking News / Beso / The Crystals / CityCenter / Eva Longoria / Closings / Restaurants / Rumors / → All Tags
Eva Longoria's Beso restaurant at The Crystals inside City Center has been struggling pretty much since it opened back in late 2009.
By August of 2011, Landry's Restaurants had stepped in to help manage the Mexican hotspot after its adjoining nightclub Eve closed down. Beso also filed for bankruptcy at the start of that year. When we checked out the place a month after the Landry's lifesaving operation, it was just so-so. Since then, the restaurant has been limping along offering tons of promos and specials like a "happy hour" from 9pm until close.
Now today, it looks like Beso, and Eva herself, have received the final beso de muerto. A tipster tells us the restaurant closed down business today without any advance warning for their employees.
Keep reading for more on the closing
Rumors / Jennifer Lopez / Residencies / Music / Shows / Events / JLo / → All Tags
Hollyscoop says a rep for Jenny (you know, from the block) has "confirmed" that she "may be considering setting up a semi-permanent performance" in Vegas. Yes, it's confirmed that it may or may not actually be happening.
Playboy Club / Palms / The Cosmopolitan / Crazy Horse Paris / MGM Grand / Closings / Rumors / Vegas Returns / → All Tags
Excited about the opening of the all-new Playboy Club? So are we. Except it's going to be a hell of a taxi ride from The Strip.
Back in March when the Playboy Club and the iconic bunny image vacated The Palms, the talk of Vegas was the next destination for the venerable brand and club. Smart money was on The Cosmopolitan and the bunnies we talked to were looking forward to a fresh new home and a theme they were told was more in keeping with Hyde lounge than the dated club that sat atop their Palms tower.
Well, months have passed and nary a word. Except Playboy is now opening a whole new club on September 1st. In Cologne, Germany. And, it sounds exactly like everything the Vegas Playboy Club could have hoped to be and, frankly, should have been.
In news that doesn't shock anyone -- MGM Grand has announced that it will strip Crazy Horse Paris from its entertainment lineup this October. The burlesque show will shimmy for its last audience on October 1 at 10:30 p.m.
Crazy Horse Paris has flaunted itself at MGM Grand for 11 years now. Its long been rumored that Pink Elephant would take over the space (gossip Robin Leach says that's a no go now), but there has been some talk that ONE Group (behind Bagatelle, STK) might be vying for it as well. (Update: Scratch that. Apparently, they are out of the running, too.) The most interesting portion of today's press release is that Crazy Horse Paris won't be leaving Las Vegas entirely: