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Openings / Shopping / IKEA / Off Strip / → All Tags
With all the chatter (pardon the pun) over the past few years about Las Vegas’ lack of IKEA, this writer has come to immediately dismiss any rumors of the arrival of the much coveted and pined for Swedish furniture store. It seemed Las Vegans had come to accept the fact they weren’t going to get one of their own and had even figured out ways to make it easier to obtain IKEA items from Covina, the nearest California location, via ModernLV.com.
It now looks like the city that cried IKEA is sounding a false alarm no longer. In a press conference at Clark County Government Center in downtown Las Vegas this morning, representatives for the international retailer announced plans to build a store at Sunset Road and Durango Drive (that's about a 15-20 minute drive from the center Strip). Rumored Las Vegas locations included downtown and the upcoming Downtown Summerlin project. The store is expected to open in summer of 2016 and will employ 300 people. The project is expected to create 1,000 construction jobs and will be the chain's 39th location (unless another city gets their wish before ours fully comes to fruition).
Openings / Shopping / Luxor / Zippo / MGM Grand / Vegas Souvenirs / → All Tags
Luxor is ready to light up your, well, whatever you want. A few weeks ago, the country's only Zippo store opened in the resort's mostly under-utilized, still heavily Egyptian-themed retail promenade. (This is where some of you may realize you never knew Luxor had a retail promenade.)
Folks heading to Excalibur from Luxor (or vice versa) are the most likely to notice the area as they glide by on the moving walkway found on the north side of the property. It's here you will find Criss Angel merchandise, bargains for logo hounds, and now, Zippo. Just look for the oversized, flaming lighter. You can't miss it. And, may become slightly mesmerized by it.
Future Vegas / Construction / Bally's / Grand Bazaar Shops / Shopping / Dining / Restaurants / Eating / → All Tags
Each day, we get a better sense of what Bally's Grand Bazaar Shops will really look like and it's, in a word, meh.
Is it wrong for us to wish for the return of that (more than a little) spot of Vegas serenity, non-moving sidewalk and all? Instead, this.
Despite these triple digit temps, winter is coming to The Strip.
Before the debut of Hershey's Chocolate World at New York-New York, some scoffed about buying chocolate which would only melt away in the desert heat as visitors continued their trek up or down The Strip. If that's you, there are four reasons to drop in, anyway: free samples, freshly made goodies you should really eat on the spot, a plethora of non-candy souvenirs and the chance to snap your photo with a costumed character that won't demand money before you walk away. (And, probably, the cleanest ones you'll find in Vegas, too.)
Officially one week old, the two-story monument to Hershey's is a direct in-your-face to M&M's World across The Strip (as well as neighboring kiosk, IT'SUGAR, which should probably just fade away now). And, to this writer at least, Hershey's is more spacious (M&M's World has more floors but is way too narrow) and offers more than enough merchandise diversity to be the clear winner in that candy war.
Downtown Vegas / Zappos / Downtown / Shopping / → All Tags
Love a good bargain? Vegas-based e-tailer Zappos.com has something for you. For three days only, the shoe giant (among other things) is turning their downtown headquarters into a giant outlet sale in celebration of their 15th birthday.
Of course, this is Zappos, so a sale can't just be a sale. Food trucks, a petting zoo, and music will be available along with big discounts. And, 100% of the profits will go to local charity, Opportunity Village.
The promenade replaces the fountains and space age-y (non)moving sidewalk along Bally's Strip-side frontage. When it makes its debut, it will instantly bring some 150 shops and eateries to The Strip.
VegasChatter Photographer Greg Clarke and reader Juan Gonzalez both pointed their lenses at the construction site over the weekend with Greg capturing the images you see above and at the very bottom of this post and Juan snapping the photos displayed in the gallery.
Vegas For Guys / The Linq / The High Roller / Beer / Yard House / Goorin Bros / 12 AM RUN / Squeeze / Brooklyn Bowl / Sprinkles / Eating / Dining / Drinking / Bars / Restaurants / Shopping / → All Tags
Open for several months now, The Linq -- if you haven't discovered it yet -- is situated across the street from Caesars Palace, nestled between Flamingo and The Quad. The outdoor promenade features an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, retail space and is home of the world's tallest observation wheel, The High Roller.
The Linq has a pedestrian-friendly streetscape, filled with trees and cobblestone walkways. Various architectural styles are complemented by neon lights. There are several outdoor patios overlooking a beautiful light-filled fountain, which is centrally located. This is truly a new look for the Las Vegas Strip. After spending some time exploring, we put together a list of our favorite spots at The Linq from a decidedly male point of view, broken down in the following categories: Parking, Beer, Bro Shopping, Unexpected, and Date Night.
Bally's / Shopping / Dining / Openings / Grand Bazaar Shops / Eating / → All Tags
As with the previous version, the updated web page is big on snazzy new renderings. The newest computer-generated creations still highlight an open-air marketplace with multi-colored rooftops and one main, tree-lined walkway leading to the hotel-casino as well as four additional promenades. Some 150 shops and restaurants are still promised as well as eye-catching, uhh.. eye candy:
Openings / Construction / Downtown Summerlin / The Shops At Summerlin / Shopping / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / → All Tags
Howard Hughes Corporation doesn't want The Shops at Summerlin to be just another mall so they've rebranded the construction project taking shape behind Red Rock Resort as part of a larger campaign now officially referred to as Downtown Summerlin. And, this October 9, Downtown Summerlin will offer... just another mall.
In five months, a 106-acre plot of land will host a sprawling collection of more than 125 shops and restaurants as well as a movie theater (Regal and, yes, there's one next door at Red Rock) in an open-air setting. If you're picturing something like Town Square, you've got the right idea. Some tenants have already been announced while other spaces have yet to be filled. As a representative relayed on a media construction tour on Thursday, they're signing leases as fast as they can. And, from looking at the roster assembled so far, it shows.
Future Vegas / Miracle Mile / Planet Hollywood / Construction / Shopping / Dining / Entertainment / → All Tags
Located at The Linq adjacent to Goorin Bros. hat shop, the retail store's most popular draw seems to be the ability to print a picture off your phone with a trademark Polaroid frame around it. For just one buck, it's kinda hard to say no. While multiple computer terminals were busy with folks doing just that, it wasn't Polaroid pictures that captured this writer's eye but three other wares up for sale.