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Union Workers In Downtown Set To Strike In June

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May 21, 2014 at 5:42 PM | by | Comments (11)

Downtown union workers could walk off the job at 5 a.m. on June 1.

The Culinary and Bartenders Unions have set that timetable for a strike against nine downtown casinos: The D, Four Queens, Binion’s, Fremont, Main Street Station, Plaza, Las Vegas Club, El Cortez, and Golden Gate. Each of those properties have expired union contracts.

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Cosmopolitan Sold To Blackstone!

May 15, 2014 at 12:29 PM | by | Comments (18)

After a long time on the market, The Cosmopolitan has been sold by Deutsche Bank to Blackstone for $1.73 billion... in cash!

Reuters reports "the lender made a small profit from the sale." Deutsche took ownership of the Cosmo after foreclosing on developer Bruce Eichner back in 2008 and has been trying to get rid of it (for the right price) ever since. The New York Times says The Cosmopolitan has never turned a profit.

The Cosmopolitan was purchased by a division of Blackstone, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII. You may not be familiar with the Blackstone name, but you are familiar with the major hospitality brand already in its portfolio, Hilton.

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Frontier Launching Non-Stop Flights from D.C. to Vegas

May 14, 2014 at 1:10 PM | by | Comments (6)

We missed a "as low as $15" flash sale, but getting to Vegas just got a little easier and cheaper for those in our nation's capital. Frontier Airlines announced yesterday that it will launch 14 new routes from Washington Dulles International Airport, including non-stop flights to Vegas beginning September 8. Rates for September are currently between $99 and $129 one-way.

The five-hour flight will run once daily on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday, departing Dulles at 8:20 p.m. and arriving in Vegas at 10:25 p.m. Return flights on Thursday and Sunday will leave McCarran Airport at 9:50 p.m. and arrive in D.C. at 5:15 a.m. while return flights on Monday and Friday will depart at 11:20 p.m. and arrive at 6:45 a.m.

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Edelweiss Touches Down In Vegas

May 6, 2014 at 1:58 PM | by | Comment (1)

There's a new way to get here from there if there is Switzerland.

Air carrier Edelweiss has launched twice-weekly non-stop flights from Zürich's Kloten Airport to McCarran. The flights are expected to bring more than 18,000 passengers to Vegas annually and generate more than $20 million for Southern Nevada.

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Sh*t You May Have Missed Now That Slotzilla Has Arrived

May 2, 2014 at 1:17 AM | by | Comments (8)

Have you flown down Fremont yet?

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever.

If you spent this month reading anyone else, you probably missed a lot of sh*t! In the event we still manage to miss some sh*t, leave a comment below!

NOW OPEN

HOTELS-CASINOS
· The Cromwell... Casino (Formerly Bill's Gambling Hall)
· Riverboat Roulette (Golden Gate)
· Room Reservations (SLS Las Vegas)
· Room Reservations (Delano Las Vegas)
· Xposed, an LGBTQ pool party (Tropicana) Saturdays
· Bingo Room (Rampart)

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
· Guy's Vegas Kitchen (The Quad)
· Flour & Barley (The Linq)
· 800 Degrees Pizza (Monte Carlo)
· Yusho (Monte Carlo)
· PT's Pub (Tropicana & Fort Apache)
· Kitchen Creations (Downtown)
· Cowgirl Up Cantina (Binion's)
· Hungry Howie’s Pizza (7703 N. El Capitan Way, Off Strip)
· The Scullery bar (The Ogden, Downtown Vegas)
· DB Brasserie (Venetian/Palazzo)
· Lobster ME (Grand Canal Shoppes)
· BLVD Creamery (Monte Carlo)
· Sambalatte (Monte Carlo)
· 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque (Mandalay Bay)
· Expanded Dining Options (Serendipity 3)
· Braddah's Island Style (Durango & Centennial)
· O Face Doughnuts (Downtown)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· Slotzilla (Downtown)
· The High Roller (The Linq)
· Olivia Newton-John Residency (Flamingo)
· Polaroid Museum (The Linq)
· Shoot Las Vegas (Around Town)

SHOPPING
· Ink & Vector (Miracle Mile Shops)
· LEGO Store (Fashion Show Mall)
· 12AM Run (The Linq)
· Vanity Style Lounge (The Linq)
· Lululemon (Fashion Outlets at Primm Valley Casino Resort)
· Polaroid Fotobar (The Linq)

Inside Polaroid Fotobar at The Linq.

OTHER SH*T
· LOOK Style Society (Town Square)

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Sending Champagne And Caviar To This Guy

April 21, 2014 at 7:31 PM | by | Comment (1)

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away there was a show titled Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. And, its host offered "champagne wishes and caviar dreams." That man, of course, was Robin Leach, now resident and scribe of Las Vegas' exclusives wicked whispers and racy rumors. Ever present at all the biggest galas and openings while pressing everyone else aside in search of his next big interview.

Leach's legacy hasn't been forgotten by the New York Times which came to Vegas recently to see how he wobbles rolls nor has he been forgotten by big-name celebrities from the 80s, as evidenced by the pilot episode of Alan Thicke's semi-scripted reality sitcom Unusually Thicke. Thankfully, Thicke's garage sale customer says what the rest of us have all been thinking.

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MGM Resorts, Hakkasan To Make Beautiful Hotels Together

April 15, 2014 at 2:29 PM | by | Comments (3)

A rendering of Dubai Pearl which will feature Bellagio, MGM Grand and Skylofts hotels.

In 2007, MGM Resorts created a hospitality arm to take its most high-end/recognizable brands -- Bellagio, SKYLOFTS and MGM Grand -- and bring them to cities around the world. Now, that goal will include the Hakkasan brand, too, as the two unite to create MGM Hakkasan Hospitality.

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Exclusive: Lion's Share Hits At MGM Grand

April 1, 2014 at 6:09 PM | by | Comments (20)

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Sh*T You May Have Missed Waiting For Flavortown To Roll Into Vegas

April 1, 2014 at 12:57 PM | by | Comments (5)

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever.

If you spent this month reading anyone else, you probably missed a lot of sh*t! In the event we still manage to miss some sh*t, leave a comment below!

NOW OPEN

HOTELS-CASINOS-POOLS
· PICNIC (Downtown Grand)
· The Deck pool party (Aliante)
· Xposed!, a LGBTQ beach party (Tropicana)
· Beverage Butler, 24-hour checkout policy (Palms)
· Keno Lounge (Green Valley Ranch)
· Stay Well room expansion (MGM Grand)

RESTAURANTS, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE
· Double Barrel Roadhouse (Monte Carlo)
· Brooklyn Bowl (Linq)
· Ghirardelli (Linq)
· Yard House (Linq)
· BLVD Cocktail Company (Linq)
· Sprinkles (Linq)
· Flour & Barley (Linq)
· Back Room Burger (Palms)
· Carlo's Bakery (Venetian/Palazzo)
· Provocouture, a LGBTQ nightlife series (Luxor)
· Metro Pizza (McCarran Airport)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· The High Roller (Linq)
· Da Vinci: The Exhibition (Venetian)
· Revamped Jubilee (Bally's)
· Men the Experience (Riviera)
· Divorce Party (Bally's)

SHOPPING
· Bella Scarpa (Linq)
· Ruby Blue (Linq)
· Chilli Beans (Linq)
· Sky Shop (Linq)
· Polaroid Fotobar (Linq)
· Goorin Brothers (Linq)

OTHER SH*T
· Concierge Services (Linq)
· Vanity Style Lounge (Linq)
· Blow N Go Hairbar (Village Square)

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In Vegas, Union Workers Prepare To Picket On Fremont Street

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March 31, 2014 at 3:22 PM | by | Comments (8)

Union workers picketing The Cosmopolitan in 2013.

The local news in Las Vegas isn’t always that interesting outside of Las Vegas. As last week ended, the local news turned into news that would affect tourists and residents alike. The local Culinary and Bartenders Union approved a strike against 10 Downtown Vegas casinos

Binion's, El Cortez, Four Queens, Fremont, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Las Vegas Club, Main Street Station, Plaza and The D all have expired contracts with the union. Shortly after the strike was approved, the union started getting their troops in order to picket outside the hotels beginning April 12.

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What Happens In .Vegas, Stays On The Internet

March 20, 2014 at 10:13 PM | by | Comments (0)

Ever wanted to own a piece of Vegas? If a high-priced Strip condo is out of the question, how about a .Vegas domain name? Dot Vegas, Inc. is set to make a name for Vegas in the digital world when the domain distinction goes on sale this summer.

Maybe the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority should scoop up WhatHappensIn.Vegas while they still can. The possibilities are endless and local hotels, casinos and other Vegas-y businesses need to jump on this before their desired domains go to other companies.

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'Men Of The Strip' To Bare (Almost) All On E!

March 18, 2014 at 12:27 PM | by | Comment (1)

The next Vegas reality show aims to heat up the airwaves while blazing a (brilliantly marketed) trail to The Strip.

Jeff Timmons may be best known for his role in the boy band 98 Degrees, but he's managed to impress us by thoroughly hooking us on Men Of The Strip, an all-male revue that's never even performed On The Strip. Or, in Vegas, for that matter.

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