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Rumor has had it that the Spider-Man musical was headed to Venetian for some time now. We can't confirm that (at least not right this minute), but it's now official that the Broadway show is, indeed, headed to Vegas.
National news outlets are reporting that SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, "the most expensive theatrical production in history" at $75 mil, will shutter in New York come early January, but will arrive in Vegas in 2015. This according to the Wall Street Journal which got it straight from one of the show's producers:
Closings / P.J. Clarke's / Forum Shops / Caesars Palace / Eating / Restaurants / Vegas Rumors / Border Grill / → All Tags
P.J. Clarke's is now P.J. closed in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Out of (seemingly) nowhere last week, the restaurant chain with locations in New York, D.C., and Sao Paulo closed its doors for good here in Vegas.
The outside "patio" area is now gone and the window displays have vanished. The name above the door is all that remains of the seafood and burger bar.
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We wrote this straight from the 70s buffet off back in 2010, but some brave souls like VegasChatter fan Henry M. continue to venture inside and sample its fare.
For Henry, trying out The Quad's Emperor's Buffet was solely a Buffet of Buffets challenge. He and a friend were determined to eat at all eight buffets in a single day, making our five nights at Gold Coast's buffet seem like child's play. Henry called the all-you-can-eat dining spot the "worst" he's ever seen, offering food he described as looking like it had been reheated again and again over several days. The photo below shows some of the choices he was faced with after arriving around 11 a.m.:
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We have it on very good authority that Starwood is interested in LVH which was ditched by Hilton in January 2012. And, it's so interested that reps have been in town and on-site checking it out in recent weeks.
This past weekend, VegasChatter reader Ryan H. shared his discoveries after a July visit to the property:
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Vegas' only year-round haunt could cease to exist this week, right as the Halloween season begins.
Rumors of the imminent closure of Goretorium have been swirling since mid-September with VegasChatter readers Alice U.R. and Michael P. informing us that word on the street was that a shutter would happen before October 31. And, maybe even as soon as today.
Over the weekend, bride-to-be Andrea V. shared the news that Goretorium's legal team has warned her that her October 18 wedding at the haunted house likely wouldn't happen. A letter from Larson & Zirzow, dated September 27, 2013, states:
Does Las Vegas have one (or more) too many comedy clubs?
A VegasChatter tipster tells us that Big Al's Comedy -- which jumped from The Orleans to its sister property, Gold Coast, back in July -- only has one more week of laughs in it. The comedy club, featuring rotating headliners, will reportedly fold on September 30 after one more final weekend of jokes.
If true, this could be the saddest timing for a closure ever.
Last week, we shared news that Goretorium could be closing before Halloween arrives. Now, a new tip from VegasChatter reader Michael P. reveals we could see the demise of the round-the-calendar haunt before the most frightful time of the year even begins.
Michael reports that laid off workers have informed him that Goretorium's last day of business will be September 30. Goretorium's social media accounts, however, are still urging folks to visit next month. Although, a Facebook fan wondered about the lack of Halloween event info earlier today.
Meantime, a member of the Fright Forum on HauntWorld.com made this remark two days ago:
VegasChatter was the first to tell you about Goretorium, Eli Roth's year-round haunted house experience on the Vegas Strip, so it seems fitting we be the first to tell you about its possible closure. Yes, closure. But, also possible.
Goretorium first opened its doors to rabid fans in September 2012. Once the season for scaring was over, it turned to a number of promotions to keep the good frights going, from hosting Santa's evil twin and vampire weddings to live exorcisms. But, financial woes brought news of a bankruptcy filing this past July.
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We're always paying attention to what's happening in casinos, from the obvious and random to the subtle. It's nice to overhear a cocktail waitress a few tables away getting ready to take our drink order or see her when she's at the end of the pit ready to deliver a delicious libation. The latter makes shuffling through our pocket to get a tip less rushed.
Our keen hearing also means that it is rare for us to hear a song in a casino that we haven't heard before. It happens every now and again, but the Shazam app on our iPhone makes it so it only happens once. Last week, this writer spent a lot of time bouncing between different Caesars Entertainment casinos and, between various songs featuring Pitbull or Train, heard A LOT of Britney Spears.
There was an uneven and awesome amount of Britney in our ears. Unlike the majority of the current music played, the Britney songs ranged through her entire career from "Hit Me Baby One More Time" to her newest single "Ooh La La". Yes, this is Britney and we love us some Britney and have zero complaints about hearing extra Britney. This was not a bad thing, but the amount of Britney being played stood out.
After turning over part of its casino floor to a gift shop and reopening its snack bar, more construction walls have appeared around downtown's Las Vegas Club. But, don't get too excited. These are more of the 'stay out' variety than the 'coming soon' type, at least from what we hear from multiple sources.
The entire rear (and already abandoned) section of the casino has been walled off, from (already shuttered as well) Tinoco's Kitchen on back. That includes the old front desk, rear casino restrooms, Frisky's bar and hotel elevators. Guests are now being directed through what used to be employee corridors to access the parking garage.