Found this from another site: http://vitalvegas.com/shocker-classic-flame-steakhouse-el-cortez-set-close-august/ I'm guessing that the Flame wasn't doing as well as they wanted and the powers that be decided to bring the young crowd into the EC by having a night club in there. Looks like they are moving café cortez to the flame location and using that whole area by the current café cortez (and old buffet area) for a night club. Not sure how that is going to turn out, many of the older patrons at the EC might be turned off by the younger crowd coming into the casino to get to the night club. Of course they could create a doorway outside so the crowd doesn't affect casino players but you know they want the crowd to go into the casino, hopefully to play some games and spend money on the machines. Oh well, another restaurant bites the dust. Too bad some were decent places, like the greater moments restaurant at the lvc but I guess the Flame didn't bring in enough revenue to keep them running. Guess this falls under the "revitalization" of downtown, get rid of the restaurant to open a night club for the kiddies. Sorry for the rant, I usually like the EC but with the recent upgrades (resort fee, $5 a day charge for fridge in the vintage rooms and now this) I am not sure if I will be staying at the EC in the future, esp if the prices are comparable to the boyd hotels.