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Incidental Tourist

A different, slightly blurry way of looking at the expansive Strip development.

CityCenter is a walkable, drinkable art museum

March 4th, 2015

A different, slightly blurry way of looking at the expansive Strip development.

  • Will the soon-to-open Grand Bazaar Shops charm Strip pedestrians?

  • New noodles at the California are a good start.

  • 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.

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