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The Linq / The High Roller / Sky Shop / Openings / Attractions / Shopping / → All Tags
After walking into Sky Shop, the retail store for The High Roller observation wheel, we can only imagine that the merchandise meeting went something like this -- What can we brand with the wheel? Okay, that sounds good. Let's do it all.
If you can imagine it as a High Roller souvenir, chances are you'll find it within the newly opened Sky Shop. Magnets, keychains, cups, mugs, tumblers, shot glasses, tanks, tees, stuffed animals, bottle openers, beer cozies (koozies?), wallets, playing cards, picture frames. And, that's just what we noticed after a quick walk-around over the weekend.
Openings / The Linq / Shopping / Eating / Dining / Drinking / Restaurants / Yard House / 12AM Run / Chilli Beans / → All Tags
The first phase of The Linq, the outdoor mall between Flamingo and The Quad, began with six. Just before year's end, O'Sheas, Purple Zebra, Haute Doggery, Starbucks, Chayo, and KOTO all opened along the promenade.
Openings / Construction / The Shops At Summerlin / Summerlin / Shopping / Restaurants / Dining / → All Tags
Yes, we named a mall to our list of the 10 game-changing openings of 2014, but this one is a long-time coming on several front. The Shops At Summerlin are long overdue not just because there's no major mall in the area, but also because a poor economy delayed a once hoped for debut of 2009. The project restarted again last year.
The 106-acre project, located just to the south of Red Rock Resort, will feature more than 125 shops and restaurants. The open-air plan will be very reminiscent of Town Square (but on a slightly larger scale) and will offer multi-family residences and offices, too.
Future Vegas / TI / Treasure Island / Shopping / CVS / Construction / Openings / → All Tags
Its Facebook page just posted a rendering of the multi-story mall that's to come. It shows an understated neutral-colored facade paired with lots of oversized windows. A stark difference from the
gaudy brightly colored party decor of Señor Frog's located just around the corner.
We're not sure how to best do this so we're going to take the Band-Aid approach and get the jolt to your system over quickly.
This is how you likely remember the entrance to Bally's:
And this is how it looked as of this past Monday:
It's ok. Just breathe. There you go. Easy does it.
As you just saw, construction on the forthcoming Grand Bazaar Shops has leveled the entire Strip-side promenade in front of Bally's. Palm trees, fountains, much of the (non)moving sidewalk, those
weird lighted pillars and that much photographed Bally's sign are all gone now. The worst part may be seeing those neon letters just carelessly strewn on the ground.
The photo galleries below denote the before and after. Our @sammasseur documented the destruction on Monday morning while VegasChatter friend and photographer extraordinaire Greg Clarke sent us photos and even a video, too, of the entrance as it once was. An entrance that had been around since about 1994, according to Greg.
Shopping / Swatch / Hour Passion / Aria / New York-New York / Openings / → All Tags
Someone in Vegas really wants you to know what time it is.
If you've been to Aria in the last few days, you probably noticed Swatch Group has opened a blazingly bright, 1,500-square-foot boutique called Hour Passion just off the casino floor where handbag shop Papillion once stood.
Hour Passion features mid-to-high range watches from collections across all Swatch Group brands, including Longines, Rado, Tissot, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Calvin Klein, Swatch and Flik-Flak. Each brand has its own retail area within the store which is the second of its kind to open in the states, the first being on Black Friday in New York City.
Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Downtown Grand / Gambling / Dining / MY Points / Shopping / → All Tags
Downtown Grand officially debuted November 11, 2013. Soon after, criticism followed. Gamblers weren't happy with odds and pay tables. Beer lovers weren't happy with what they found at the bar. Diners were meh about the culinary offerings. For all the things we loved about Downtown Grand aesthetically, the same regard wasn't true for what we found just under the surface. But, executives are listening. And, changes are already underway with more to come in 2014.
Just a few weeks ago, the Grand surprised us by radically switching up the initial concept behind its fast-casual destination, The Commissary. What was, at first, due to be a collection of stand-alone brands morphed into one concept under the helm of one very well-respected chef, Richard Sandoval (who once helmed Isla at TI). Another chef with Vegas roots, Todd Harrington (formerly of Central at Caesars Palace), also recently joined the culinary team to help evolve the dining experience for the Grand proper.
Closings / Eating / Dining / Fine Dining / Drinking / Bars / Nightclubs / Shopping / → All Tags
While Vegas is doing its best to wreck year-end awards by cramming December with a whole lotta new, we wanted to take a moment to pour some out for the Vegas that is no more. From the end of long-running attractions to the closing of restaurants, shops and more, here are some of the most notable endings of 2013 as well as a few things that came to an end even before they began.
○Peepshow (Planet Hollywood)
○Superstars of Magic (Plaza)
○Phat Pack (Plaza) *Now at Bally's
○The D* Word (LVH)
○iCandy the Show (Saxe Theater)
○Faith Hill and Tim McGraw in Soul2Soul (Venetian)
○Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show (LVH)
○Marshall Sylver (Planet Hollywood)
○Stars in Concert (Boulevard Theater)
○Louie Anderson's Big Baby Boomer (Palace Station) *New show at Plaza
○Stripped the Play (Saxe Theater)
○American Storm (DB's Pong and Pool in Miracle Mile)
○Broadway Theater (New York-New York)
○Big Al's Comedy Club (Gold Coast)
○Anthony Cools' Strip Comedy (Palms)
○Lorena Peril in FANTASY (Luxor)
○Show In The Sky (Rio)
○Gallery of Fine Art's "Claude Monet: Impressions of Light" exhibit (Bellagio)
○"Da Vinci - The Genius" exhibit (Venetian)
○9/11 Memorial (New York-New York)
○Mob Attraction (Tropicana)
○Flightlinez (Fremont Street)
○The Chuck Jones Experience (Circus Circus)
○Las Vegas Zoo (off Strip)
○Goretorium (Harmon Corner)
Rent The Runway, a website that lets budgetistas become designer divas for a limited time, has been (forgive us) a runaway hit for years online. Now, just in time for New Year's Eve, a Rent The Runway boutique will pop up on the Las Vegas Strip.
Shop the shop beginning tomorrow, December 27 at The Cosmo:
VegasChatter Questions / Eating / Dining / Attractions / Restaurants / Drinking / Bars / Shopping / → All Tags
Today's VC Question comes from Jason S. who is planning a January trip with his wife and friends. As a four-time Las Vegas visitor he's already "seen all the shows, street performers (bums) and... some "off the path" places like the Pinball Hall of Fame and car museum at The Quad." All the shows? So, Jason is dedicated and deep-pocketed.
He and his wife are "not very big gamblers" and, therefore, looking to find "something NEW to do...Hidden gems, stuff that only locals would know." Well, he's come to the right place. Because we here at the VegasChatter offices constantly find awesome sh*t that we choose not to write about and keep to ourselves. We kid. We kid! (A little.)
Openings / Britney Spears / Shopping / Planet Hollywood / Miracle Mile / Vegas Residencies / → All Tags
We were doing our best to catch a glimpse of what was hidden behind a black drape this morning when we were spotted... and invited to enter for a peek! Sqee!