The High Roller Observation Wheel at The Linq is about to get its outer rim! Three mammoth segments of the wheel’s rim, each weighing about 90,000 pounds, are being prepared for installation in the next couple of weeks. Each rim section is 56 feet long, or more than the width of the typical high school….
Passing by what will soon be the entrance to The Linq the other day, we caught a glimpse of the new entertainment promenade’s marquee being assembled. The section of the marquee that says “The Linq” was being hoisted by crane above the sign’s support post, and lowered into place guided by ropes. It’s a little….
Leading up to the Miss USA pageant from Planet Hollywood on June 16, the toothsome contestants have been taking advantage of everything Las Vegas has to offer. This blog forced itself to chronicle some of the activities leading up to the Miss USA broadcast. First, several contestants visited Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars….
If you’ve been checking in on the live cam that points toward The Quad and the neighboring Linq entertainment district project, you may have noticed the Quad’s new “vortex” lights being tested. Today, we got a close-up look at the dazzly good fun to come. Click here for a larger version. The lights are still….
This year’s Vegas Uncork’d food and wine festival by Bon Appétit (May 9-12, 2013), was a non-stop series of high-profile events highlighting Sin City’s best chefs, sommeliers and restaurants. Among the more popular events of Vegas Uncork’d were a “Master Series” of hosted dinners at Caesars Palace, where guests had the opportunity to rub elbows….
Jon Gray, “Mayor” of The Linq project being built between the Flamingo and The Quad, has shared the first photo of a freshly-erected sign for the new O’Sheas. For those who have been missing the original O’Sheas (like this blog) since it closed in 2012, this new sign represents both a blast from the past….
The New York City version of Brooklyn Bowl just received quite an accolade: The entertainment venue just made Rolling Stone’s elite list of “Venues That Rock.” See the full list. The great news for Vegas fans is that center-Strip is getting a Brooklyn Bowl all its own. The massive entertainment complex will open in The….
It seems like only yesterday (because it was yesterday) we were peeking our head in at The Quad’s new casino area, and there was so much to be done! The dealertainer tables were being assembled. The shelves at the new “Q” Wine & Spirits store were yet to be filled. The roulette wheels were being….
Although a number of tenants have been announced for The Linq, the first-of-its-kind F.A.M.E. has made us especially curious. The venue’s name stands for “Food. Art. Music. Entertainment.” But we still weren’t getting it. So, we decided to track down Chul Park, who works with HIG Management, the group bringing F.A.M.E. to The Linq. The….
Every day seems to bring changes to the center of the Las Vegas Strip, and The Linq project, a multi-million dollar shopping and entertainment district, is taking shape in dramatic fashion. Seemingly overnight, the site of the now-closed O’Sheas casino has an eye-catching new facade. As you get closer, you can see some of the….
The Quad’s getting a fancy new sign, and the first letter has just been installed. It’s the “t.” Which is the first letter in “The Quad.” Please try and keep up. No, we’re not going to write a new blog post every time a new letter is installed. Probably. If you don’t follow Las Vegas….
We were pretty impressed when The Quad unveiled its fancy new porte-cochère (French for “the car drive-up entrance thingy”). But to really appreciate the hotel’s new entrance, you have to hang out for a minute or two. Every few minutes, the colors change. They undulate. No, not undulate. They morph. It’s not really morphing. Sort….
Our post about Free Vegas Shows That Aren’t Shows got us thinking we should share more photos of the High Roller observation wheel construction site. As if we need an excuse. It’s a mind-blower. There have been a number of deliveries in recent days, with some key parts of the High Roller (crown jewel of….