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This time last year, almost to the day, Crystals was in the headlines not for its shopping, but for the potential of showtimes.
The high-end shopping mall grabbed the spotlight after MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren confirmed a rumor that a luxury movie theater was on the way. A few weeks later, we stumbled upon just what chain was in talks to elevate the movie-going experience on the Strip, Cinetopia.
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While one Vegas hotel project proudly touts that it's on the fast track to completion another continues to quietly work towards its deconstruction.
As we first told you last week, demolition has finally begun of the failed Harmon Hotel, once destined to be a condo/hotel operated by The Light Group within CityCenter and now the site of disbelief as it slowly fades away into Vegas obscurity.
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After a somewhat predictable social experiment in an Eva Longoria-helmed steakhouse, SHe by Morton’s has finally served it’s last plate of “Mac N SHeESE.” (Yes, that was a real menu item.)
It’s the culmination of the question: If we put an actress/fashion designer (Eva Longoria) in charge of a steakhouse, will that be a success? Unfortunately, there wasn’t a sane person in that room so the bizarre identity crisis of SHe opened at the Shops at Crystals mall in December of 2012 (in the spot that once held Beso, also by Longoria). It was a nightclub (for seven weeks, once), a fashion show (runway and all), a burlesque immersive show (kind of thing), and something approaching the definition of a steakhouse.
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It may just be one of a sea of burger joints now on the Strip, but Bobby's Burger Palace (BBP) still attracted a line of hungry passersby for its Vegas debut.
While the restaurant has the star power of a celebrity chef behind it (Bobby Flay), it will be its location that will draw in the crowds. You don't have to wind your way through a hotel or casino to reach it. You need simply step off the sidewalk lining Las Vegas Boulevard. It's just that easy.
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Although the lion and dragon typically dominate images of Chinese festivals, the 2014 Chinese New Year is the Year Of The Horse -- the seventh animal in the Asian zodiac and a symbol of nobility, class and perseverance. (It is said those who are born in the Year of the Horse tend to be intelligent, energetic and sociable.) To commemorate the occasion, hotels on and off The Strip will host traditional lion and dragon dances that you can witness in person.
MGM Resorts will put on a series of performances across its properties. Bellagio (Saturday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. at the main porte cochere), ARIA (Monday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the main porte cochere), Crystals (Friday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. at the entrance near Todd English P.U.B.) and MGM Grand (Friday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. inside the main lobby) will each host their own ceremony. Yau Kung Moon, known for its trademark gold uniforms and innovative routines, will perform the dances.
Earlier this month, we told you that Crystals is getting a movie theater.
The news was greeted with approval by the VegasChatter community with @Dee Dee42 stating that "an upscale (clean) theatre on the Strip would be a nice alternative" to gambling and @sco5123 saying it was a grand idea that would "bring some middle-of-the-road people in(to) the spot and generate traffic as well as word-of-mouth."
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Vegas' newest burger joint will fire up the grills by month's end.
Bobby's Burger Palace (BBP) announced a date for its Vegas debut on Facebook while offering fans a chance to meet the
man chef himself, Bobby Flay, during the grand opening:
Crystals, the most exclusive mall on the Strip, will soon have something in common with one of the most middle-of-the-road shopping centers in the country, the Mall of America. Both will have movie theaters.
After the first mention of Bobby Flay's intention to bring his eponymous Burger Palace brand to Vegas, news has been sparse. There's been no official release, nor even a construction wall to snap at its forthcoming home of Crystals. But, despite the low profile, the Strip's newest burger joint is aiming to arrive before baby New Year:
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Looking for some exclusive apparel and accessories created with a commitment to environmental ethics? Of course, you are. For a very limited time, a pop-up retail store at Crystals is leading the charge in offering fashions created with "organically grown, recycled and sustainably harvested fabrics," alongside accessories with a reclaimed and reworked origin. But, it's all très chic, so don't worry about a good cause deflating your good taste.
Maison de Mode is conceived by designer Hassan Pierre and fashion editor Amanda Hearst. They've already wowed the glitterati at similar pop-ups at the Art Basel Miami Beach and New York City's Frieze Art Fair. This is Crystals so they brought the glam, but also a wide range of prices. Don't suspect this is all out of your price range.
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Recently, CityCenter debuted three new Starbucks and one was just a short escalator ride away from The Cup. (It replaced the closed Pods by Wolfgang Puck.) Another Starbucks opened inside Aria (where you can find the Roasted Bean as well) while a third now can be found alongside the Strip, just in front of Mandarin Oriental.
And, that's not counting the Starbucks you can find next door at Monte Carlo. Or, the coffee you can order up at the Jean Philippe Patisseries you can find inside both Aria and Bellagio. Or, the cup of Joe you can grab at Va Bene Caffe inside The Cosmo. Or...
(PHOTO: @daynaroselli on Twitter)
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"Crystals is not a mall..."
Those are the words of an MGM Resorts executive during a first quarter earnings call so it makes sense that the company is leaving that burger shack to the coming promenade between Monte Carlo and New York-New York. No, here at this high-end shopping destination only a burger palace will do. Bobby Flay's Burger Palace, to be exact.