The news of Obama's victory came so quickly, some in the Brazilia Room of the Rio, headquarters for the Nevada Democratic Party's election-results party, still seemed hesitant to believe it, even though they were pumping their arms and hooting and hollering. A sliver of doubt still remained, and for about 20 minutes, the atmosphere was surreal. Then John McCain appeared on the jumbotron, conceding defeat, and initially there was a deafening "boo." But as he delivered a genuine, almost affectionate tribute to his opponent, the boos turned to cheers, and finally the tears came throughout the crowd. Random hugging broke out. Even McCain's mention of Sarah Palin couldn't dampen the mood--although it came close.
The casino spot formerly home to Nobhill Tavern is now a warm and welcoming restaurant and wine bar with multiple experiences awaiting.
The Plaza's new German-themed, indoor/outdoor beer garden and eatery should open by the end of the year.
Meatball Spot moves to Planet Hollywood, and Sugar Factory takes over at Town Square.
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