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Las Ramblas Land Overdue For Hollywood Ending

May 19, 2015 at 12:44 PM | by | Comments (4)

George Clooney might have struck gold with the Oceans 11 franchise but magic didn’t happen again with the proposed Las Ramblas casino project the actor signed on for a decade ago. (The deal eventually crapped out in 2006.) But what goes around, comes around and The Las Vegas Review Journal has an update on the current fate of the land that was slated to be a Clooney (and Brad Pitt!) project that was to evoke the spirit of Barcelona. As of yesterday, it is back up for grabs, unlike Clooney himself. Sigh.

Similar to other “cursed” pieces of land around the Vegas valley, this one, a 25-acre parcel east of Planet Hollywood, hasn’t survived any of the plans that have been hatched for it in the past decade since Clooney’s idea was the first to tank. What was to be a W Hotel, spa, entertainment and retail complex fell through a year after it was announced.

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What Should Be Built in Place of The Hawaiian Marketplace?

May 15, 2015 at 6:02 PM | by | Comments (33)

Aloha. Not the "Hello" kind.

News 3 Las Vegas reported the other night that the owners of the Hawaiian Marketplace are selling their 18 acres of prime Las Vegas Strip real estate.

Currently, the spot features a Travelodge, a Walgreens (of course), a Chili's and a handful of random cut-rate souvenir shops. (RIP Zinger's, a late, late-night karaoke spot.) But if new owners come in, the entire lot, which is rather derelict run-down compared to its CityCenter neighbors across the street, could be razed and a brand new shopping center/hotel/casino/arena/festival ground/ferris wheel (nah) could be installed.

Not that we'd have the power to sway the potential new owners or anything, but it would be interesting to hear what you think should be built or opened in place of the Hawaiian Marketplace. So drop your suggestions in comments below!

[Photo: Google Maps]

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Check Your Credit Card Bill If You've Eaten at Hard Rock Recently

May 4, 2015 at 7:32 PM | by | Comments (3)

The Hard Rock suffered data breach that lasted from September 3, 2014 to April 2, 2015. While the breach is being considered a criminal attack, it’s not as bad as you might think. It's not good, especially considering how long it lasted, but it could be worse. The attack was limited to credit and debit card transactions at specific restaurants, bars and retail locations inside the Hard Rock.

Culinary Dropout was affected by the security breach but the attack did not affect transactions at the hotel, casino, Nobu, Affliction, John Varvatos, Rocks, Hart & Huntington Tattoo or Reliquary Spa & Salon. There’s no mention of other specific restaurants or bars that the hackers may have attacked so you'll have to draw your own conclusions there.

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Check-Out Folio: A Motley Return, Silent Disco, And More

April 24, 2015 at 11:45 PM | by | Comments (3)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of April 20:

Las Vegas shows its (hockey) colors: We may not officially have a NHL team, or a name for them yet. But, we do have their colors. Yahoo Sports dishes on the uniform palette.

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There Is A Crosswalk For The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign!

April 24, 2015 at 9:38 PM | by | Comments (9)

Let's gloss over why in the world it took this long and rejoice in the fact that pedestrians will no longer feel the need to dart across traffic when visiting the Welcome to Las Vegas sign.

Yesterday, a new pedestrian crosswalk was activated, complete with traffic signals. It allows passersby to access the sign from either the east or the west side of the Las Vegas Boulevard.

As the Las Vegas Sun reports, the iconic destination now offers triple the parking, too (now at 33 spaces).

(PHOTOS: Greg Clarke)

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Check-Out Folio: Papillon Flies Away With A Milestone, And More

April 17, 2015 at 9:41 PM | by | Comments (2)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of April 13:

50 Years and Counting: What do you do to celebrate your 50th anniversary? Add a new Airbus H130T2 helicopter to your fleet. Papillon is celebrating its golden anniversary with a golden bird. It was blessed by the Hualapai Nation and christened earlier today. Papillon is the world's largest and longest-running helicopter touring company. Head to its website for a list of tours and pricing. Grand Canyon flights start around $359.

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Major League Baseball Blackouts Keeping Some Teams Out Of Sportsbooks

April 13, 2015 at 4:43 PM | by | Comments (14)

The baseball season is only a week old and we’re already hearing complaints about the awful Major League Baseball blackout rules in Las Vegas.

Blacking out a game is the practice of keeping games off local TV. Most blackout policies exist to protect local broadcasters from competition by out-of-market networks that carry different teams. Even though Las Vegas isn’t home to a Major League Baseball team, it’s still, for some reason, considered to be a home market for way too many different teams. Those teams include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants, and San Diego Padres.

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Check-Out Folio: Penn and Teller For Free, SLS Wants 18 Plus, And More

April 10, 2015 at 7:21 PM | by | Comments (11)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of April 6:

WuHu at Silverton: The off-Strip hotel-casino will add a new restaurant, WuHu Noodle, this June.

Presented without comment: SLS is hosting an 18+ pool party Thursday, April 16 at Foxtail. Doors will open at 8 p.m. for what's being called "the sexiest new pool club in Sin City."

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Check-Out Folio: Absinthe Turns Four, Blue Man Group Supports Autism Community

April 3, 2015 at 9:15 PM | by | Comments (9)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of March 30:

Four Years Later...: You don't have to tell us Absinthe is worth seeing. We've awarded it as the Strip's best show each year of its existence. The Spiegelworld production celebrated its four-year anniversary and 2,000th show April 1. Here's to four more years, and then some.

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MGM Resorts Tightens MyVEGAS Hotel Redemptions

March 31, 2015 at 7:40 PM | by | Comments (30)

It's no secret MyVEGAS isn't what it once was. While popularity remains high, players of the online loyalty game that deals out real-world comps keep finding new asterisks here and there. Today, they're discovering one of the biggest changes yet is set to kick in tomorrow:

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Confusion And Awe On The Vegas Strip For Earth Hour 2015

March 30, 2015 at 5:09 PM | by | Comments (2)

The Las Vegas Strip has been going dark to commemorate Earth Hour for years now, but it never fails to be a surprise to those who see it as a blackout more than an intentional lights out:

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Las Vegas Outlaws Kick Off Season Tonight

March 30, 2015 at 12:49 PM | by | Comments (5)

Carrot Top is STOKED for the Outlaws!

In case you missed it (and you probably did), the Arena Football League kicked off their season this weekend. The newest AFL team, the Las Vegas Outlaws, takes the field for the first time tonight.

Doors open for the first game of the season at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas and Mack Center. Almost an hour after doors open you’ll be serenaded with a National Anthem courtesy of part owner and Motley Crue singer, Vince Neil. The game against the San Jose SaberCats kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

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