Archive for January, 2006

Lighten Up, Francis

CNN reports on a bunch of jerks causing enough trouble to shut down the Strip between Bellagio and MGM Grand last night. I like a good riot as much as the next guy, but I really prefer them to be confined to European football games and Guns n’ Roses concerts.

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In this edition of the original Las Vegas podcast:

  • New Frontier plans
  • Imperial Palace accepts reservations until at least July 2007
  • GM test track at Sahara
  • MDA telethon returns to Las Vegas
  • Oceans 13-D?
  • Boardwalk closing info
  • Purple Reign relocates
  • Time magazine discusses the condo bust
  • Aladdin-Planet Hollywood breaks ground on its condo tower
  • Strat observation deck on the cheap
  • Your Dice Won’t Pass by Edison Rocket Train

  • Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 1/28/06 (27:30 min, 25.3 MB) or subscribe.

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    In this edition of the original Las Vegas podcast:

  • Spike TV’s King of Vegas is boring
  • Great views of the Strip from Voodoo Lounge at Rio, Ghostbar at Palms, Top of the World and observation deck at Stratosphere, the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas, Sky Lounge at Polo Towers, Foundation Room and Mix at Mandalay Bay
  • Vegas by Vegas in Flames

  • Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 1/22/06 (33:02 min, 30.4 MB) or subscribe.

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    Today’s Las Vegas Sun reports on the latest in a long line of signs that the Tropicana will undergo major changes. One of these days, it may actually happen, but if I was a betting man (which I am), I wouldn’t bet on anything changing real soon.

    Get the latest here.

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    In this edition of the original Las Vegas podcast:

  • Listener voicemail and mad props from Brian at Coverville
  • News about Stratosphere shutting down the coaster, San Remo becoming Hooters, Barbary Coast to South Coast shuttles, Stardust plans, and Vegas Week on the Travel Channel
  • A visit to the Boardwalk Surf Buffet and a final drink in tribute

  • Direct download of the podcast: Five Hundy By Midnight 1/8/06 (29:19 min, 27 MB) or subscribe.

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    Stardust Bites The Dust

    Another Las Vegas legend is not long for this world, as Boyd Gaming announces plans for its answer to MGM Mirage’s Project City Center. The new complex will sit on the 63-acre site currently home to the Stardust, which will remain open through 2006.

    Echelon Place will include the Echelon Resort, two towers managed by Boyd; the Shangri-La Hotel; the Delano Hotel; the Mondrian Hotel; the Las Vegas ExpoCenter at Echelon Place; and 350,000 square feet of retail space.

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