Posts tagged as: El Cortez

Get your Downtown FEED on in Vegas

Get your Downtown FEED on in Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas just got a little greener with the opening of the Downtown FEED (Fremont East Entertainment District) Farmer’s Market. Downtown FEED launched on July 14 and will continue as a weekly event every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The farmer’s market features more than 15 growers and music, providing locals and visitors [...]

Happy birthday El Cortez!

Happy birthday El Cortez!

Seventy years ago, no one could have predicted the exponential growth of Las Vegas. From a small desert oasis to a thriving 24-hour city, Vegas has transformed and reinvented itself more times then Madonna. So when I heard the El Cortez was celebrating its 70th anniversary on May 27, 2011, I was impressed. The downtown hotel [...]

Miami meets downtown Las Vegas

Miami meets downtown Las Vegas

At the end of  Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film ”Casino,” the character Ginger McKenna, played by Sharon Stone, dies in a hotel hallway. That hallway belonged to the Ogden House, a motel-style tower located across the street from the El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas. Well, much like Ginger (and Stone’s acting career since her Golden Globe-winning performance in “Casino”), [...]

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