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Flamingo w/ Bill's Construction?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by hattrick225, May 13, 2013.

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  1. hattrick225

    hattrick225 Low-Roller

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    How is the construction next door @ Bills impacting the Flamingo? Are you still able to walk in front and get to the elevated walkway to cross over Flamingo Ave to get to Ballys etc? I have a trip booked in July @ Flamingo, but am a little nervous about all the construction in the area, between Linq and Bills. The Linq construction wasn't too bad last summer, but a little concerned about the impact from Bills. Any recent experiences appreciated.
     
  2. raisingoo

    raisingoo Low-Roller

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    I was there recently (stayed at Ballys). Yes, Bill's is closed and surrounded by plywood and a fence. A security guard is posted (or at least was) around the clock while they work on the inside.

    But to answer your question, the pedestrian overpasses are both open-- the one that goes to Ballys (north-south) and also the one that goes to Caesars Palace (east-west).

    At Ballys, the construction noise was somewhat evident... I could hear noise of dump trucks and "backing up" beeping. Not sure what tower you are staying at, at Flamingo, but if you are a light sleeper, I'd suggest one far away from Bill's.

    From my room at Ballys, I could also see the LINQ construction, but for some reason, there wasn't much progress on it during my stay-- I only noticed ongoing Bill's renovations.

    Wandering down the Strip, the sidewalk in front of The Quad (the renamed Imperial Palace) is completely closed. You need to walk into The Quad and walk out the other end (through the casino) to get up the Strip. More security guards are posted at both entrances. Not sure how long this will be the case, but that's under renovation, too.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. oc_guy

    oc_guy Low-Roller

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    I found Construction inconveniences are minimal. I just stayed at Flamingo and never heard a peep from either side, even when at the pool. Also, walking through the Quad more enjoyable than the sidewalk when it's 95+ weather outside.
     
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    wndrwmn71 Tourist

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    (Emphasis mine)
    Seems like an EXCELLENT marketing scheme! Divert passersby into The Quad- I doubt that was accidental...:wink2:
     
  5. slimmy28

    slimmy28 Low-Roller

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    The posts above do a great job describing the current state. I never felt unsafe as I walked by Bill's construction last week, but it is noticeably darker at that corner. Still plenty of foot traffic, but I wouldn't linger.

    I went for a run last Tuesday morning on the strip I went north on the Mirage/TI side of the strip for the first half of my run and crossed over at Encore/Wynn and headed back down south for the second part of my run. I had to "stop" and walk once I got to the Quad as obviously running through the Casino wasn't probably the smartest thing to do. It is a great advertisement for them right now that the casino at least is completely different and in my opinion very pleasant. I went back twice more on my trip and enjoyed the vibe in the evenings. Enjoy the mandatory stop through A/C while you can. lol
     
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