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Years from now, we might look back at 2014 as the year momentum on the Strip began to build again.

State of the Strip: A lot went down and came up in 2014. What mattered most?

December 23rd, 2014

Years from now, we might look back at 2014 as the year momentum on the Strip began to build again.

  • While some are working towards bringing MLS or NHL teams here, Vegas is a basketball city.

  • Annual checkup: The Downtown hotel and casino celebrated its one-year anniversary late last month.

  • Veteran chef Tsutomo Molde's just-off-Strip Japanese steakhouse draws a diverse, very Vegas crowd.

  • Why the property works, just the way it is.

  • “We’re not here to build a hotel and move on,” Sam Nazarian said at the pre-opening press conference. “This is who we are. And we’re ...

  • Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

  • The hotel-within-a-hotel concept hasn’t exactly changed the game on the Strip. Could Delano change that?

  • "It’s all very pretty, embellished and ornate, but I can’t shake how Barbary Coast it still feels."

  • MGM Grand just finished refurbishing its 254-foot-tall, 94-foot-wide sign on Las Vegas Boulevard, retrofitting the big “MGM” letters with more than 13,000 custom-made LED pucks ...

  • In lieu of the tourist attractions of yesteryear (think: Sirens of Ti, the Bellagio Fountains), several properties are building shopping centers close to the Boulevard.

  • With its spiffy new look, the property's renovation is on par with those at the Tropicana and Downtown's Plaza and the D.

  • Much more than a renovation of the Sahara, SLS could have a larger impact on the Strip.

  • Robbed by the recession, we didn’t get to see what Las Vegas was supposed to be in 2013. The Incidental Tourist explores what the Strip ...

  • A&E

    Half of the long-running and market-topping KXMB 94.1 “The Mix” morning radio team has announced a departure. Mark DiCiero, who teamed with Mercedes Martinez for ...

  • Food

    What’s a girl to do when she knows her Las Vegas days are coming to an end? Eat up!

  • Film

    No movie could live up to the amount of controversy that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s dopey comedy has been subject to recently.

  • Food

    With all of that decorating and shopping, who has time to make dinner? Make a reservation instead.

  • Dining

    We have some surprises—only five of our 14 choices are on the Strip this year.

  • Dining

    There's a lot going on at the Light Group's first off-Strip restaurant ... almost too much.

  • New Years

    From big-name beatmeisters (Zedd! Calvin Harris!) to celeb-studded soirees (Iggy! Miguel!), where to get your party on this New Year's Eve.

  • Art

    Reflecting and Projecting is as much about the process as it is about the end result.

  • Christmas

    A longtime volunteer firefighter has come up with a new use for his family-owned goat herding business – eating old Christmas trees.

  • Dining

    At this new Chinatown-area spot, you cook most of the food at your table's hibachi grill.

  • Business

    The business a growing set of services that helps prisoners and their friends and family keep in touch through photos and phone calls.

  • Dining

    The Christmas Eve tradition is available two nights at the celeb chef's eponymous Cromwell restaurant.

  • Stage

    For weeks, rumors of the Onyx’s demise have been circulating ...

  • Opinion

    Years from now, we might look back at 2014 as the year momentum on the Strip began to build again.

  • Art

    Balancing discrete shapes with analog sensibility.

  • Dining

    Check out these standout dinner options for the big night.

  • Nightlife

    Plus, an Ugly Sweater Party at Ghostbar and a toy drive at a hookah lounge.

  • As We See It

    Will 2015 be the year of Hendo? Can Cosmo keep its cool? And how will we decide where to get our weed?

  • Music

    Las Vegas producer/DJ duo collaborate with Diplo on 'Unapologetic Bitch'