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What's new since 2013

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Chuppa76, Aug 25, 2015.

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  1. Chuppa76

    Chuppa76 Low-Roller

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    So other than just wanting to see my new countdown... :evillaugh:
    I thought I should also ask a question!

    Last time I was in Vegas was early 2013, what are some new things around town since then that I should check out. Obviously the High Roller would be on the list, but what about other places (bars, restaurants, attractions)?

    This will be my 8 trip to Vegas.

    Thanks
    Chups! :wave:
     
  2. Kobra2848

    Kobra2848 Low-Roller

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    The remodel of The Linq with an emphasis on the new Tag Sports Bar. Great place to have a few of your favorite brews.

    Mark
     
  3. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

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    Agree with Kobra, I find the "new" LINQ a very enjoyable place to hang out, from the bright and modern Casino (compared to IP), to the Sports Bar, Promenade (with new restaurants), and the High Roller as you mentioned, good times. We walk through LINQ constantly going from VP to points South.

    Honestly time for me runs together, so its hard to think of what's happened in the last few years (and if I mention things, I'd probably spout off a bunch of things from 2010 that just seem newer). So risking that:

    (1)If you enjoy(ed) Mirage's volcano shows, make note of the new performance schedule (they've cut back)
    (2) Ditto with the Pirate show at TI, its been cancelled (/sadface) - I think this was more recent than 2013, maybe not....

    Sorry, drawing a blank, obviously there are new bars/restaurants all the time, but having trouble thinking of the "big" ones - except White Castle, for some reason the strip has been obsessed with that since it opened - as an Ohioan I don't get it. ;)
     
  4. Chuppa76

    Chuppa76 Low-Roller

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    Thanks guys!! Yes, will definitely check out the Linq!
    Also looking at going to the Mandarin Oriental Bar, overlooking the strip.

    I think best is to walk around and check things out....even over my 7 trips i'm sure to have missed things!

    Chups :wave:
     
  5. abileneblues

    abileneblues Low-Roller

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    I think I have the timeframe correct on these, but perhaps all the memories roll together before fading. I really can't speak to anything south of MGM/NYNY as I have only ventured down that way once. I tend to spend my strip time more to the north.

    There are some new places to eat/shop in front of several properties.

    TI now has a CVS taking up part of what was a water way for a pirate ship.
    Somebody mentioned the stuff around the Linq/high roller.
    There is some shopping in front of Bally's that I haven't seen yet.
    There are some new restaurants in front of MC that I haven't visited yet (I believe those are completed).
    There was some construction going on in front of NYNY last time I was down there, but I don't know what was going in or if it is finished yet (last time I saw it was 2 years ago).
    I can't remember when the Fontana lounge in Bellagio was taken out, but I think it was replaced by a nightclub.
    Can't remember exactly when he moved, but Big Elvis is in a bar in the front of Harrah's now.
    Cromwell opened where Bill's Gambling Hall was.
    Bally's remodeled the south tower.
     
    Finally!
  6. cjohnson202

    cjohnson202 VIP Whale

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    Solid list! Let's see if I can add to it....(you guys stole all the great Linq stuff I love to gloat about)

    Casino Royale now has a white castle. I tried it, didn't enjoy, but to each their own.

    Where the Denny's used to be by Casino Royale, is now a wallgreens, with a Denny's on top of it.

    KGB Burger inside Harrahs is gone but they do have a great new food court that is 24/7. It's not like a food court with franchises inside it, it's all "home made" stuff. REALLY great food for very good prices (TR members get a discount). If any of you haven't tried it, I definitely recommend.

    The Harmon Tower is gone (building defect)

    The Riviera is gone

    Where you use to find the Sahara you'll now find SLS. I've been a few times to gamble for an hour or two, it's allright. My buddy won $165 in freeplay during the sign up process, so you if you're over there, join the players club and see what happens. Maybe you'll get lucky like him. They also have this great "make your own" pizza restaurant that I love. Only place in the world I've seen a "Pepsi Freestyle" instead of the Coke ones.

    Eli Roth's Goretorium is gone. Where it used to be, they are putting in a rainforest cafe. Suppose to open some time this summer, not sure if it's open yet.

    If you like baked goods, the Cake Boss opened up his own bakery inside the Venetian. I went in it's early days and it was an hour to get in. That was over a year ago and I believe it's no problem now.

    Las Vegas Arena is being built between New York New York and Monte Carlo. In July it was coming along nicely and I've heard that they've made even more progress on it since then.

    Hershey's Chocolate world opened in New York New York. Think M&M store, but with Hershey products instead. That area also now has a shake shack, among other new restaurants.

    No glass bottles on the strip anymore! And on freemont street, everything has to be in a plastic cup aka no bottles or cans. Can't buy from convenience stores anymore, they all put it in a bag and staple it shut.


    THATS ALL I CAN THINK OF FOR NOW

    God I love Vegas, is it time to go back yet? (I've been 6 times including/since October of 2013. NEXT UP: January)
     
  7. Reel Investor

    Reel Investor Low-Roller

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    Noooooooooooooooooo they made good turkey burgers. Damn it.

    Anyway, my contribution: The Pantry in The Mirage has excellent pancakes and chicken sausage at any hour.
     
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