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Three New Spots To Shop On The Strip

April 14, 2014 at 3:59 PM | by | Comments (2)

There's nothing like shopping in Vegas, amiright? While we're all still anxiously awaiting Bally's Grand Bazaar Shops, Tropicana's shops, TI's shops, and shopping at other coming soon shops, there are now three new retail venues to check out while on The Strip.

Marvel at a pop-up shop for Ink and Vector at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. We're actually a bit geeked out over this one. Fans of brands ranging from Marvel Comics and The Walking Dead to My Little Pony, Transformers, Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars should head here immediately to check out merchandise they would otherwise need to purchase online.

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Red Rock Resort Spending $35 Million On Improvements

Where: 11011 W Charleston Blvd [map], 89135
April 14, 2014 at 11:53 AM | by | Comments (2)

Just when we were raving about Red Rock Resort's suite offerings (and their spectacular views) comes news that the off-Strip property is planning to transform many of its most luxe accommodations as well as its dining lineup and its spa, too.

The Station Casinos property has earmarked $35 million which will include the total renovation of 26 of its most high-end suites as well as The Spa at Red Rock.

The biggest and most visible change for the general public, however, will be the creation of Restaurant Row at Red Rock which will add several new dining experiences to replace the recent losses of Pink's, Hachi and LBS. It will also add an expansive outdoor dining promenade to the property's main facade.

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Two More LUSH Boutiques Headed To Vegas

April 7, 2014 at 8:56 PM | by | Comments (3)

Back in November, we gleefully shared that Vegas was about to get a lot more LUSH.

News that Las Vegas would receive not one, but two more LUSH boutiques was shared with us by an employee last year and now the hiring has begun. First, for those wondering what a LUSH is, it's those shops at Mandalay Place and the Fashion Show Mall that are always filled with customers and that always smell sooo good.

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Watch Out! Chilli Beans Is Hard To Resist

Where: 89109
March 18, 2014 at 5:09 PM | by | Comments (2)

Each visit to The Linq these days has revealed something new. First, some shopping, food and a brand new O'Sheas. Then, more shopping, lots of beer, and now even two forms of bowling. Still no High Roller wheel in operation yet, but each look and snapshot gets us just that more curious to see the newest opening and subsequent reaction.

This writer's most recent trip down the Linq promenade may have resulted in my favorite destination to date. And, as much a shock to me as it may be to you, the outlet that won me over wasn't a bar nor a restaurant. It's not even a store selling lucky shirts or oversized souvenir cups and cocktails.

So, what is it? Chilli Beans is this writer's favorite discovery so far. Sure, Yard House has all the beer we need, but the Brazillian eyewear and accessories chain captured my wallet with its first U.S. store outside California.

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Be Bowler'd Over At The Linq

Where: 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 7A [map], 89109
March 5, 2014 at 3:36 PM | by | Comments (0)

Sorry, Matt Goss, but there may be a jump in fedora-wearing Lotharios on the Strip now.

Goorin Brothers, the hipster hat shop brand, opened its first Vegas location today at The Linq, the outdoor mall between Flamingo and The Quad.

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A New Spin On Vegas Souvenirs

Where: 89109
March 3, 2014 at 1:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

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This Is When Phase Two Of The Linq Will Open

February 4, 2014 at 2:20 PM | by | Comments (2)

The High Roller shows its true colors.

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.

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Opening This Fall, The Shops At Summerlin Begins Tenant Reveal

Where: 10801 W. Charleston Blvd. [map], 89135
January 28, 2014 at 3:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

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Treasure Island Reveals Its 'Enhancement'

Where: 89109
January 17, 2014 at 5:47 PM | by | Comments (17)

We've seen the destruction. Now, Treasure Island is finally ready to reveal the future.

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.

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Memories Of Bally's Neon Vegas Sign (Or, The Way Things Were at Bally's)

Where: 89109
January 15, 2014 at 8:02 PM | by | Comments (12)

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.

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Now On The Strip, Swatch Two Ways

Where: 89109
January 8, 2014 at 4:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

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At Downtown Grand, Changes And New Offers That May Prove Tough To Resist

Where: 89101
January 2, 2014 at 3:25 PM | by | Comments (12)

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.

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