Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
In the second photo Neonopolis can be seen. That is where the Hashteroids video game championship, in conjunction with Denny's is happening.
Posted by SRW at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The site of the defunct and razed Holy Cow Casino is being constructed into a Walgreens. This is at the northeast corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Sahara.
SLS Hotel & Casino is now open on the southeast corner. As well, Bonanza gift shop (which is not open 24 hours) remains open on the northwest corner. The southwest corner continues to remain unimproved.
Posted by SRW at 1:11 PM
Monday, August 25, 2014
Not a parking meter, but a meter to donate to the homeless or services which assist them. This is on the northwest corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Sahara, the corner of the Bonanza Gift Shop.
Diagonally across, SLS hotel & casino, now open, can be seen.
Posted by SRW at 10:35 AM
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Holy Cow Casino used to exist at the northeast corner of Sahara and Las Vegas Boulevard. Following that Ivana Trump had a sales office on that site for a high rise which was never built. (Just as well, it would have been like building a skyscraper on the footprint of a 7-11.)
Something is being built there right now, however, as can be seen in the photos of the construction framework. The photos from top to bottom rotate south to show the geographical relationship to SLS Las Vegas which is due to open later this month.
Here is a link to an old post of mine in which I covered the demolition of the building which was Holy Cow Casino. http://royvegas.blogspot.com/2012/05/holy-cow-casino-demolition-las-vegas.html
Posted by SRW at 10:53 AM
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Am I the only one who remembers the delicious breakfast cereal this dude used to make? The commercial was catchy. A is for afro, J is for Jacks, ... toasty afrojacks. They were the best.
Well apparently Afrojack has moved on to bigger and better things as he is now a DJ superstar and appearing at Hakkasan at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Posted by SRW at 9:07 AM
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
The sign is being changed from LVH (Las Vegas Hotel) to Westgate. Before LVH it was Hilton. Prior to that it was International.
Is Westgate a good name to use? Although it is a company name, it lacks personality and has potential for confusion.
Westgate sounds like it is something which is part of something else. Such as the west gate of a parking lot. Or an airport terminal reference.
To those politically minded it may resonate phonetically with Watergate.
Southland corporation was okay with their convenience stores being 7-11 and not Southland convenience store.
Since Paradise is the main road in front, did anyone consider calling it...
Good luck Westgate, cleared for takeoff.
Posted by SRW at 8:45 AM