Saturday, January 5, 2019

E-288: Opening of the Virgin

Random Vegas 
Next week, the Stevens Group will share the name of first property built from the ground up on Fremont street in almost 40 years.  Interestingly enough, they own that property too.  Today it’s known as the D but it opened in 1980 as the Sundance.  Another interesting factoid, once the new Landmark opens (that’s what I'm guessing it will be named) it will mean the Stevens group owns the oldest and newest building in Las Vegas.  That’s because they also own the building at 1 Fremont St, also known as Golden Gate. 

Twitpic of the week 

My version of “Welcome to Marwen” is this week’s winner, shared by @sam_marques1It’s captures that magical experience of seeing the strip like an incredibly detailed miniature model that will soon be scaled to overwhelming so that you can play in it. But everyone knows there's a catch to magical experiences. In this case its Cinderella-esque in that the experience has a time limit and the clock starts ticking the moment you land.  So does that mean people who live here are stuck in an inception like dream state?  I’ll speak on their behalf of all that live here and say either way, I just hope that top never stops spinning.  

News

Tim Burton-Neon Museum Exhibit
Hard Rock Closing
Nevada’s Black Book gets new members
Wynn Resorts Sues Resorts World
Palms Replaces Vandal with Greene St
RJ-MGM Grand 25th Anniversary Lies
360FHE: Boulder Highway/Boyd Inspired

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