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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:
One year ago, rumors surfaced that the Palazzo was breaking with
staid tradition and bringing New York's bawdy burlesque-slash-vaudeville venue, The Box, to Vegas. Since then, little has been heard aside from rumors that it may be a more toned-down version and that it could possibly have a different name, too. Until now, dot, dot, dot.
Today, the The New York Post is reporting that The Box will bring The Act to Palazzo "near Halloween":
Rumors / Closings / Mandalay Bay / The Delano / Openings / China Grill / Red Square / Red / White and Blue / Restaurants / Dining / Eating / Celebrity Chefs / → All Tags
The Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting, err, reports by "restaurant employees" that the resort's Red Square, China Grill and Red, White and Blue will shutter November 18. The newspaper spoke to an executive of China Grill Management (operator of the restos) who relayed that The Delano has "acquired the leases" to all three dining venues, but that they "will continue to be operated under those brands until" that date. Which could mean closures, but really means we're just going to have to wait and see.
Shows / Events / Openings / Venetian / Rock of Ages / Phantom of the Opera / Rumors / → All Tags
Big city dreams of rockin' out on a Las Vegas stage? Well, don't stop believing. Auditions for the Venetian's new musical extravaganza, Rock of Ages, are just around the corner. And, you won't believe where the show will be performing each night.
It's been a source of much speculation around town who will be replacing The Phantom of the Opera. It closes on September 2 after a five year run. Construction bids for the theater's remodel closed last Thursday and they need to need to move fast to change this space around. Safe to say, the likes of Phantom will not be seen in this town again with such an enormous cast and crew combined with an elaborately staged experience.
Announcements / Rumors / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Krave / Nightclubs / Fremont Street / Neonopolis / Gay Vegas / → All Tags
A press conference is set for this Wednesday by Krave representatives in Fremont Street's Neonopolis. Specifically, in the old movie theater space which seems to imply that the club is taking it over. The media alert says architects from the Perlman Design Group will be on hand, too, so we have to assume that there will likely be design renderings on display of what's to come.
Openings / Eating / Buffets / Caesars Palace / Rumors / TripAdvisor / → All Tags
The resort's Lago Buffet closed back in January for renovations with promises of "fresh new offerings (that) will redefine the traditional Las Vegas buffet." And, while the tease was tantalizing, Caesars wasn't tattling about when we could expect this buffet of buffets. (Not to be confused with Buffet of Buffets.) It's amazing, though, what a simple phone call to the operator can uncover.