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The folks over at DTLV.com have shed some light on the remodel the John E. Carson Hotel building is undergoing.
The omnipresent Downtown Project owns the space at Sixth and Carson. You can read about the hotel's renovation in-depth here. But, to boil it down, the former hotel is going the way of the Container Park and divvying its space up into smaller parcels for local businesses. Look forward to a yoga studio, a florist, Black Spade Tattoo, a gourmet doughnut shop (from the folks behind Bin 702 at the Container Park), a sushi restaurant (from Le Thai's Dan Coughlin) and yet another Kerry Simon restaurant to be known as Carson Kitchen, among other enterprises.
Fan of strip poker and running? Then the inaugural Strip Poker Run sponsored by Downtown Grand might be of interest. Though, it doesn't really involve (full) stripping and nor does it even take place on the Strip.
No, the Strip Poker Run is a 5K clothing drive put on by Downtown Runners. The event encourages participants to throw on as many articles of clothing your body can handle before heading out on a course full of "stripping stations." Runners (and walkers) will receive a poker card for shedding a layer at each stop. Participants dressed (yes, dressed!) down to their last layer will play those cards in a hand of Texas Hold 'Em at the finish line for prizes.
VegasChatter Awards / VegasChatter 2013 Awards / Downtown Grand / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Shipping Container Park / → All Tags
It's time for the fourth annual VegasChatter Awards! Today, we finish bringing you the best and worst of the year. All of our picks are based on what we've personally experienced in Vegas over 2013 -- the good, the bad, and the mind-boggling.
Sometimes, picking the "winners" of one of our award categories is easy, but we have to admit that this decision caused us much angst. Which venue should receive the honor of being chosen as the best opening of the year?
For 2013, there wasn't a clear, head-and-shoulders-above-them-all choice and quite a few contenders, from the rebirth of a long-shuttered downtown hotel-casino and a luxe, new place to eat sushi in bed to a new spot for the young at heart to discover the wow in Las Vegas. We thought about it quite a bit. And, we did quite a lot of polling. And, we thought some more. And, after much deliberation (that continued through this morning, in fact), chose to give the award for best new opening of 2013 to....
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The Downtown Container Park seems like it's a great concept that will be a fun place for families to visit when the weather gets warm again. There are places to shop, a park for kids to play and a handful of restaurants to grab a bite.
The week the park opened, Las Vegas saw the last of beautiful fall weather. It was perfect for a little al fresco dining. Even before it debuted, Big Ern’s BBQ was known for serving up real deal BBQ in Downtown Vegas. This writer is always looking for some new ‘Q so it was the first place at Downtown Container Park on the list to visit. The first thing that stood out when inside Big Ern’s container was that it was bigger than expected. Besides a small kitchen area, there was a couple banquettes available to sit inside for chilly winter days.
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After a once anticipated debut of spring, the Downtown Container Park has instead arrived in time for the holiday shopping season. Well, at least some of it.
The flyer below proclaims all the shops and eateries expected to open today at 1 p.m. PST, but even this list was a bit too hopeful.
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More specifically, according to us (by way of Bolt Barbers), Monday, November 25 at 1 p.m.
You know how this next part goes. Container Park. Yadda, yadda. Supposed to have opened. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Yep, let's just say its arrival is way past due.
Once due to arrive in Fremont East this past spring, its website now proclaims an opening of fall 2013. They've got just over six weeks to make that happen. A collection of stores and restaurants all based in either shipping containers or Xtreme cubes has been a dream of Zappos mogul and downtown visionary (too strong?) Tony Hsieh for quite some time so, when he took to Facebook last week to answer general questions (on Halloween no less), you can guess what this writer asked:
Man, if you can't trust something you overhear while walking down Fremont, what can you trust?
Last month, we eavesdropped as what seemed to be a downtown executive fielded questions on the coming Container Park. The suit cited an opening weekend of October 31-November 3. But, yesterday, a report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal stated an expected debut of mid-November. Worrisome, however, was the additional phrase, "scheduled to open as early as next month."
Curious about the current state of downtown's Container Park, this writer wandered that way to check things out last week. And, just happened to walk abreast of a trio of gentlemen who began to discuss the very object of my interest. So, naturally, I slowed down my pace to nonchalantly listen in because, duh. (It helps when you pretend to be absorbed with your smart phone.)
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It's been ten days since our last Downtown Vegas construction roundup and we agree. It's been way too long. We trod from the Plaza to the Western and back again earlier this week. Here's your latest updates on where all those endless construction projects stand now:
Yes, Downtown Grand has quite a glow around it. As well as a old-timey casino sign (shown above) and striped canopies (below).
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As you know, Golden Nugget isn't the only downtown property with hard hat-clad workers walking around. We snooped around this past weekend to see what else is new as Fremont Street competes with the Strip in the 'most on-going construction' category. Not one to disappoint, we found some more progress to share.
At the Plaza's future Beer Garden, exterior walls have been cut through to open the space up to the exterior and posts have been installed for the fencing or gating that will line the street.
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Downtown's Container Park is still aiming for an October opening. And, might add a new Sweet Spot to the area and maybe even a bike shop, too. The exact state of things, however, continue to call to mind a certain quote about known knowns and things we know we don't know.
One of those known knowns, quite obviously, is the preying mantis mascot and the park's dome. Both impossible to miss. The things we know we don't know, however, are what exactly will go on in the dome, how much it will cost, how often the fire-spraying mantis will actually spew flames, a full accounting of businesses which will set up shop within the park's 30-odd containers and, well, you get the idea. Perhaps a container could be offered in exchange for the services of a local PR firm? Just a thought.