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LVCVA Makes It Official: Wants To Purchase, Close Riviera

Where: 89109
February 17, 2015 at 1:51 PM | by | Comments (23)

Another Vegas rumor becomes reality. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) made its interest in purchasing the Riviera official today.

Board members will convene a special meeting Friday to put forth the purchase of the iconic north Strip property for $182.5 million. As whispered about, the hotel's land (26.4 acres, in all) would be used to help create a multi-billion dollar business district. Rumblings had put a possible closure at June, but the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports this morning that the timeline would call for a mid-August shutdown, possibly around August 20.

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Riviera Rumors Build, Could Be Gone By June's End

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February 13, 2015 at 1:30 PM | by | Comments (12)

Another news outlet is joining the rumblings building around the Riviera that point to not just a possible sale, but a closure, too.

The whispers reached a new crescendo yesterday when the Las Vegas Advisor attributed a forthcoming sale of the north Strip property to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCA) to a "reliable, but unofficial source." The LVA further reported that the Riv would be razed to expand the LVCVA's footprint.

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Riviera Rumored To Be Sold, To Eventually Close

February 12, 2015 at 4:36 PM | by | Comments (30)

What started out as whispers last week after reports by Vital Vegas and EDGe Vegas has built into a likely indisputable buzz -- word on the street is that the Riviera is being sold. And, while most would have hoped for a comeback of major renovation proportions, it seems we may have to say goodbye to the iconic property for good.

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Dirty Bird: Is Flamingo The New Imperial Palace?

Where: 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
January 22, 2015 at 1:18 PM | by | Comments (40)

Until its recent transformation into The LINQ Hotel, the hotel-casino formerly known as Imperial Palace served an important role in Vegas. Sure, it was the smoky dump of a casino that people scoped out just for laughs. And yes, the rooms were so cheap and hilariously awful that they afforded broke college kids on spring break the opportunity to stay center Strip. But, we’re talking about its most important role: making the rest of The Strip look good.

For years, you could stay anywhere else on Las Vegas Boulevard, pay any price, even get the worst of rooms right next to the noisy ice machine with a view of an AC unit and still say “well, at least it’s not Imperial Palace.” And, you would be absolutely correct in doing so.

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The New Westgate SuperBook May Resemble Lagasse's Stadium

January 19, 2015 at 9:39 PM | by | Comments (4)

When the LVH was purchased and the name changed to Westgate, there were plenty of promises about breathing new life into the historic hotel and casino.

Unlike the transformation of the Sahara to SLS Las Vegas, Westgate never closed. So guests and visitors have watched as new ownership added Purple Reign and Sexxy. (yes, with a period) to the entertainment roster and opened Sid's Cafe, a 24-hour cafe that now resides in the old high limit gaming area.

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Look At All These Rumors

December 29, 2014 at 5:42 PM | by | Comments (6)

Surrounding us every day... #sorrynotsorry

The VegasChatter inbox has been on fire of late with lots of rumors, both on Strip and off. We decided to round them up and dispel or confirm what we could. Here's what's being buzzed about around town:

Subject: The Cosmo


Rumor: With the sale of The Cosmopolitan to Blackstone, its official alignment with Hilton is just a matter of time. (Blackstone already counted Hilton within its portfolio.) The question has been how it will be affiliated with Hilton. Now, a VegasChatter tipster thinks it might be placed in the CONRAD category after noticing a Las Vegas location listed for the brand, which touts "smart luxury," on an internal (read: employee only) site.

Truth: The validity of this rumor is yet to be seen. The public website for CONRAD does not make mention of a Las Vegas location. You can review Hilton's brand hierarchy here and make your own guess as to where Cosmo might fall.

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The Harmon Could Be Gone By March

December 26, 2014 at 2:24 PM | by | Comments (7)

With what would have been a protracted trial for an even longer court battle now settled, the last remaining reminder of the Harmon hotel, its diminishing, never-completed husk, could be gone by winter's end.

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JLo Show At Caesars Promises 'Best Is Yet To Come'

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
December 22, 2014 at 7:48 PM | by | Comments (7)

The rumor about a JLo residency for Las Vegas has been around forever, but Jenny might be closer than ever to hanging around the block of 3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

It's been announced that Jennifer Lopez will perform a one-night-only concert at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on New Year's Eve entitled, "The Best Is Yet To Come." I haven't checked Twitter yet, but that might come with a hashtag of #residencytest. A press release states Lopez will perform all her smash hits with the help of 25 musicians and dancers.

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Rumor Has It The Birth Of A Franchise Is Being Captured In Vegas

November 25, 2014 at 2:26 PM | by | Comments (9)

All sides are denying it's anything close to being official (or are just avoiding comment altogether), but we're hearing that the possibility of an NHL team for Vegas is legit enough that ESPN is capturing the journey for posterity.

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Of Course, Duck Dynasty The Musical Is (Reportedly) Coming To Vegas

November 13, 2014 at 1:25 PM | by | Comments (6)

On the heels of the much raved about and successful Pawn Stars-inspired production, Pawn Shop Live, it's no surprise to hear another popular reality TV show is (possibly) making its way to the Las Vegas stage. (Yes, today is opposite day. Or, sarcasm day. They're interchangeable, regardless.)

The New York Times is reporting that the Duck Dynasty family is planning a musical for Vegas about, yep, Duck Dynasty.

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More Chatter On The NHL And Formula 1

November 11, 2014 at 8:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Everyone is starting to put their cards on the table about a bid for a NHL team in Vegas.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports today that National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed that he has "met again with a potential ownership group that has expressed an interest in owning a franchise" and even toured the construction site for MGM Resort's forthcoming arena. Recently, MGM officials acknowledged interest in using the arena (due to open early 2016) for a hockey franchise during a company earnings call. As the Star Tribune states:

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Will Nightlife At Aria Go From A Haze To Epic?

Where: 89158
November 3, 2014 at 1:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

Haze nightclub has faded away from the Vegas nightlife scene after one final Halloweekend inside Aria. What's to come next for the CityCenter resort may well indeed be epic.

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