Posts tagged as: Downtown Las Vegas

A return to glamour at the historic Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas

A return to glamour at the historic Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas

By Las Vegas standards, the scope of the expansion project going on at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in downtown is small. But to the owners of the property, which was built in 1906 and opened as the Hotel Nevada, it’s one of epic proportions. Not only is a five-story tower housing 16 luxury [...]

Turning around downtown Las Vegas

Turning around downtown Las Vegas

The resorts in downtown Las Vegas are all racing to break ground on or put the finishing touches to various renovation projects. Once struggling and recession-battered, the area has become something of a boomtown, with everyone rallying to revitalize it. The benefits have been innumerable: New construction. New jobs. New outlook. It’s hard to imagine [...]

The D Las Vegas is being positioned for success

The D Las Vegas is being positioned for success

Redesign. Renovate. Rebrand. All of these things are currently underway at the former Fitzgeralds hotel/casino, situated in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. A major $15 million overhaul of the Irish-themed property is scheduled for completion this fall and will elevate it to a new level. The Fitzgeralds was bought last October by two brothers [...]

Architecture and art at The Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas

Architecture and art at The Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas

Innovation, craftsmanship and sustainability are key to the new performing arts center By Renée LiButti VEGAS.com A unique facility that boasts unrivaled presentation capabilities, The Smith Center is a showcase work of both architecture and art. The $470 million complex opening on March 10 is the result of a harmonious combination of structural and fine [...]

Take your seat in downtown Las Vegas!

Take your seat in downtown Las Vegas!

The curtain is rising on The Smith Center for the Performing Arts By Renée LiButti VEGAS.com The celebration is well underway. The subject of nearly two decades of discussion, planning, construction and anticipation, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is opening on March 10 with a grand show produced by George Steven Jr., who [...]

Lucy in the Sky with Fire: First Friday Flames of Change

Lucy in the Sky with Fire: First Friday Flames of Change

On the First Friday of every month downtown Las Vegas transforms into a vibrant hotspot where local artists, performers and vendors showcase their talents and wares. This month, First Friday Las Vegas, in combination with the Lucky Lady Lucy team and the city of Las Vegas, are hosting the city’s first public burn. Lucky Lady [...]

Mob it up – The new Mob Museum in Vegas

Mob it up – The new Mob Museum in Vegas

Are you ready to bring out your inner gangster? Three floors of gangster, that is. Whether you’re intrigued with the bad boys like Bugsy Siegel and Al Capone or the heroes (FBI investigators and other law enforcement agencies), you’re going to love The Mob Musuem in Downtown. I wasn’t really too familiar with the mob, [...]

We didn’t see anything at the Mob Museum in Vegas

We didn’t see anything at the Mob Museum in Vegas

The designers behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. have done it again with the newly opened National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement – aka The Mob Museum. The 41,000-square-foot Mob Museum houses three floors of in-depth and interactive exhibits,  unparalleled access to artifacts, [...]

Signs of life at Neonopolis

Signs of life at Neonopolis

When I first heard of Neonopolis several years ago, I assumed they were talking about a day-glo Greek temple where toga-clad philosopher types hung out a few thousand years ago and talked about math and logic and such. Instead, it was an outdoor mall in Downtown Las Vegas. OK. That’s cool too. For those first [...]

Hot Rods, G.I.s and Space Robots Invade Downtown!

Hot Rods, G.I.s and Space Robots Invade Downtown!

…fortunately, the monsters, dolls and race cars of Toy Shack are mostly too small to terrorize citizens of Las Vegas. Toy Shack, an addition to Downtown Las Vegas’ Neonopolis that is holding its grand opening on Oct. 1, is home to wonderful toys from all eras. “For some people, picking up a $1 Hot Wheels [...]

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