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Sky Shop, the retail store for The High Roller observation wheel, is packed with its spin on the Vegas souvenir. Over the weekend, this writer was so focused on trying to catalogue all the different wheel-branded merchandise now available that I skipped right over another offering. That is until an employee told me to go back and take some photos of a small grouping of tees.
Why? That's what I wanted to know, too. The worker quickly informed me that the tees were unique because they featured real felt from Caesars Entertainment casinos. Priced at $25, the shirts had tags that stated:
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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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It's not even fully realized yet but The Linq has already accomplished its main goal. It's rerouting the flow of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip.
This weekend, phase two of the outdoor
mall dining and retail destination located between Flamingo and The Quad revealed itself to the public and this writer watched as lots of passersby chose to veer off Las Vegas Boulevard and stroll down the promenade to discover what was inside. The construction wall preventing folks from traversing the full-length of the promenade has finally been removed, allowing full access from The Strip to The High Roller. There's still not much in terms of open venues. In addition to the six tenants that debuted right before year's end -- KOTO, Starbucks, O'Sheas, Chayo, Purple Zebra and Haute Doggery -- Bella Scarpa and Ruby Blue (both boutiques for the ladies); Ghirardelli (chocolate shop); Chilli Beans (Brazilian eyewear brand); Yard House (a chain bar/restaurant); a Concierge Services office; and Sky Shop (the retail shop for the High Roller) all made their debuts over the weekend.
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One of the great things about Las Vegas is that it’s never really cold outside compared to most of the country. When it gets chilly, most outdoor spaces have heating lamps to keep things toasty. The Linq, being an outdoor
mall retail and dining area, will have a couple bars/restaurants where we can enjoy the great outdoors almost all year round. Pool season isn't the only thing just around the corner; so is outdoor drinking weather.
Chayo was the first restaurant to open at The Linq and it brings not only Mexican food but a premium tequila bar that opens out onto The Linq promenade. Chorizo empinada? Check! Mas tequila? Check! Outdoor seating? Check! Second-level patio with umbrellas offering shade from the sun? Pass the Puncho Villa!
All eyes are on the sky in this area thanks to The High Roller observation wheel, but here's what the underbelly of its pods looks like up close. So futuristic! The powers that be say 40 people can fit inside at once.
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We toured Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq over the weekend and came away with a fantastic first impression. Inside, construction workers were hustling to ensure it would be ready for its first concert set for March 8. While there was still a lot to do, the layout was essentially set minus final touches, fixtures and finishes.
No pictures were allowed on our
site tour. With sawdust flying, they wouldn’t have come out so good, anyhow. We can tell you about what we saw, though. First, Brooklyn Bowl is huge. As previously noted it will be 77,000 square feet on two levels. Each space inside Brooklyn Bowl is currently shelled out. The 32 bowling lanes are split between two levels which are both open to a 2,000-capacity concert venue. (For perspective, the original Brooklyn Bowl can hold 800.)
If you reserve one of the first six lanes on the ground floor when there's a concert, you essentially bowl right next to the stage. It's a great vantage point to watch a band perform. When there's a show, those lanes will be rented out for the entirety of the concert. While you might still hear the concert in the mezzanine level, you won't have the same vantage point visually. No mention of how much it would cost to bowl was made on our tour.
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With shops in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Scottsdale, Houston, LA and more, The Linq's location will be Nevada's first. You'll find it just steps from the outdoor mall's fountain, over by Brooklyn Bowl. Just look for the 3-D LED cupcake on top of the store. According to Sprinkles' Facebook page, we'll also find a Sprinkles Walk of Fame at the Linq, too.
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When Yard House was created, the idea was to offer a restaurant that would boast one of the largest selections of draft beers, a diverse menu of American food, and play classic rock on a state-of-the-art sound system. Eight years later, you can add plenty of HD TVs to watch the games to that list. All things combined, it's a winning recipe for a very popular chain restaurant. The newest and largest outpost of Yard House officially opens this Friday, February 28 at The Linq.
Our hard hat tour of The Linq ended at Yard House where we were able to check out both stories of this mega-complex of beer and sample a few of the hundreds of drafts on tap. Don’t worry, nobody was hurt during this tasting. See how small this California Porter is?
There are already two Yard House locations in Las Vegas so this isn’t a new experience, but Yard House is only a regional chain with locations in just 16 states so the concept may be new to many. What makes The Linq location of Yard House so different is its enormity.
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You won't find a piano in every Strip resort, but where they are, they thrive. And, while piano bars may not receive marquee billing on Las Vegas Boulevard, they will at The Linq's BLVD. Cocktail Company which promises to tickle the ivories daily.
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For The Linq, the outdoor mall between The Quad and Flamingo, it's been a slow, phased opening. The first six venues debuted right before year's end. Earlier this month, we grabbed our first bite at Chayo, but we wanted more.
We thought we could get a peek into what will be the newest music venue in Las Vegas, Brooklyn Bowl, but that was short-lived. Our friends couldn’t even take pictures of The High Roller from the public side of The Linq! (Although, a few days ago, we saw a security policy about-face with officers now offering to help take photos.)
The second phase of The Linq opens this Friday, but we still want more now. We always want more. Thankfully, our impatience was rewarded over the weekend with a hard hat tour of the last-minute touches taking place.
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With its first concert less than a month away, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is almost ready to
impress bowl us over at The Linq. Things are coming together so quickly that reps hope to receive a TCO (Temporary Certificate of Occupancy) by week's end, meaning construction is nearly complete.
One of the folks charged with making Brooklyn Bowl a reality on The Strip, David Pray, has been tweeting tantalizing peeks inside (and outside) the bowling alley-slash-restaurant-slash-concert venue for several weeks now. UPDATE: Brooklyn Bowl has decided no pics for you! All the tweets were deleted after our post. Thanks to Matt Brown for the heads up.