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Closed Lucky Dragon resort increasing for auction

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Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau The Lucky Dragon resort is seen on Sahara Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, ahead of its grand opening on Dec. 3, 2016. By contact) Friday, Oct. 12, 2018|10:30 a.m. The shuttered Lucky Dragon hotel-casino near the north end of the Strip is set to be sold to

the highest bidder later on this month. Constructed for$ 160 million in 2016, the property is going up for auction Oct. 30. The home consists of a 203-room hotel, a 27,500-square-foot casino floor, space for 5 restaurants and bars, a medspa, outside swimming pool, fitness center, retail space and 408 parking areas on 2.51 acres fronting Sahara Avenue, simply west of the Strip. “For the right visionary and owner, this site and amenity-rich property represents an exceptional chance to own a premium Las Vegas hospitality property clearly located in between the progressing north end of the Strip and the entrance to downtown Las Vegas,” Michael Parks, senior vice president of CBRE, an industrial property company assisting broker the offer, stated in a statement.” The instant location is marked by the continuous advancement of Resorts World; reimagination of the Drew, previously known as Fontainbleau; a recently revealed$ 100 million reinvestment in SLS; growth and

advancement of the Convention Center district; and 38 acres just recently obtained by Wynn north of Style Show,” Parks said. The winning bidder will take control of the Asian-inspired resort with a clear title. The auction is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Nevada Legal News structure, 930 S. 4th St., in downtown Las Vegas.

Nevada Resort Association urges hold-up on marijuana lounges

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Jeff Chiu/ AP Customers smoke cannabis in the smoking lounge at Barbary Coast Dispensary in San Francisco. Las Vegas is thinking about a regulation to enable cannabis lounges.

Nevada’s leading video gaming and resort advocacy group is advising Las Vegas officials to hold off on a proposed ordinance to permit marijuana intake lounges.

In a letter Tuesday to Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Nevada Resort Association President Virginia Valentine said the proposed hookah-style lounges– where legal amounts of pot might be consumed by adults 21 and over– would create “distinct obstacles” for casinos near the lounges.

” Recreational marijuana has just been legal in Nevada considering that July 1, 2017, and it still relatively brand-new in other states,” Valentine wrote. “Consequently, neighborhoods have little or no experience with the effects of lounges on the neighborhoods or surrounding businesses.”

The letter, copied to members of the Las Vegas City Board, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo and Las Vegas City Supervisor Scott Adams, concludes by asking the city to delay opening the lounges “till more information is readily available from other jurisdictions.”

Councilman Bob Casket, who has led the city’s efforts to progress with the lounges– which would also enable food and alcohol service– said the Resort Association already has made its opposition clear and Tuesday’s letter “will not slow us down.”

Gambling establishments in downtown Las Vegas have “been quiet” on the concern, he said.

Casket stated city officials have been moving slowly on the problem and that Valentine’s letter will be “part of the process” as city authorities weigh viewpoints from advocacy groups. A city advisory committee will likely move the pot lounge proposition forward to be heard by the City Council in late October or early November, Casket said.

Tuesday’s letter appears to oppose the opinion of some leading video gaming operators in the Las Vegas Valley, which have formerly promoted for lounges as sanctuaries for cannabis users to consume pot rather of within gambling establishments.

Speaking last year in favor of weed lounges as part of a Clark County marijuana advisory panel, Andy Abboud, senior vice president of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., stated the lounges would minimize the number of travelers who smuggle cannabis into their hotel rooms and quietly use it in prohibited locations. The panel promoted consumption lounges off the Strip.

Valentine and other representatives from the Nevada Resort Association did not immediately respond to ask for remark. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman was out of the workplace today and not offered for comment.

Riana Durrett, the Nevada Dispensary Association’s executive director, stated the state’s leading pot advocacy organization stayed neutral on the expense. Its more than 50 members are split on the lounges.

” It actually varies by dispensary and by owner,” Durrett said. “The association doesn’t take a position on it.”

The Palazzo concludes a remarkable gambling establishment resort remodelling

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looked really various from today’s variation. Constantly planned to be an upscale, advanced complement to the Venetian, the Palazzo used the required collection of exciting new restaurants, including a seafood concept from acclaimed chef Charlie Trotter, who passed away in 2013. Restaurant Charlie was found at the far northern end of the substantial gambling establishment flooring and was partially obscured by a large escalator assisting guests up to the extended Grand Canal Shoppes. The restaurant amassed rave reviews but closed in the spring of 2010, like other locations in the resort, a victim of the recession. Today, that escalator is gone, and a new-to-Vegas restaurant will finally take control of that void

. Those are just 2 of the numerous remodellings and upgrades that have actually occurred at the Palazzo in current months. “Visitors going back to the Palazzo will discover a noticeable difference in the energy level of the resort,” said president and COO George Markantonis in an announcement last week.” A culmination of nearly two years of work, we have touched almost every aspect of the guest experience. Starting with the casino, which has actually been reimagined from floor to ceiling, and continuing to the resort’s revitalized suites, the Palazzo supplies a fresh approach to Las Vegas luxury.” The casino’s new style elements produce a bright and open feel, including a colorful ribbon installation across the ceiling and brand-new marble pathways cutting through gaming makers and tables influenced by the twin resorts’ classic Italian Renaissance themes. The escalators that might have disrupted the casino’s flow have actually been transferred to the hotel’s grand lobby location. Courtesy The Palazzo The Palazzo’s restorations include changes to its oversized suites. Joining the intimate and tasteful Rosina cocktail bar

are 2 new and distinct offerings: Bar Luca, an accessible gambling establishment bar with

an excellent mixed drink program; and the new Electra Mixed drink Club, an energetic night life experience. In addition to its rum-focused drink offerings and edgy music, Electra dishes out some stimulating visuals including a 40-foot digital display flashing initial art in 70 million pixels and a corner banquette wrapped in a stack of 14-foot” bracelets.”” When I was talking with individuals prior to coming here and finding out a lot about exactly what they were doing, the excellent thing to me was the concentrate on the general experience and how we can take advantage of all the things we have actually discovered

our guests are searching for, “states chief marketing officer Marcy Miles, who concerned Las Vegas from Florida nearly 4 months ago.” It was about bringing innovation to the general experience. Even Bar Luca is not simply a gambling establishment bar, it’s a lovely experience with excellent cocktails and extremely various from Rosina and Electra.” Mott 32, an acclaimed great dining experience based in Hong Kong, is set to open in December because long inactive Palazzo restaurant space, bringing a brand-new Chinese cuisine experience to the Las Vegas Strip. And the resort’s guest suites– the biggest on the Strip– have actually been refreshed with a lighter, brighter aesthetic while maintaining a sense of luxury. “In general, the concept is elevated beauty,” Miles states. “Palazzo has its own identity definitely however that exists within the Venetian. You can stay in [either] hotel tower and get the advantage of both, however the master strategy for the Palazzo is advanced beauty for those who

are looking for that more refined experience. “Ten years later on, the resort has improved its offerings once again.

Lady shot, eliminated at resort on Las Vegas Boulevard identified

Police investigated the death of a woman on Aug. 15, 2018. (Brad Boyer/FOX5)
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(Brad Boyer/FOX5)< img alt=" Bailey Short, 20, was discovered dead at Tahiti Town Resort on Aug. 15, 2018( Image: Facebook/ FOX5 )." title=" Bailey Short, 20, was found dead

at Tahiti Town Resort on Aug. 15, 2018( Image: Facebook/ FOX5).” border =” 0″ src=” https://KVVU.images.worldnow.com/images/17438949_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=upscale&width=800&lastEditedDate=20180817174908″ width=” 180″/ > Bailey Short, 20, was found dead at Tahiti Town Resort on

Aug. 15, 2018 (Picture: Facebook/ FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5 )- A Las Vegas lady who was found shot and killed at a south valley holiday home early Wednesday early morning was determined. The Clark County Coroner recognized the victim as 20-year-old Bailley Short. Her cause and way of death are still pending. Metro policeman initially reacted to reports of a female discovered bleeding near the boiling space at the Tahiti Village Resort, a timeshare home, at South Las Vegas Boulevard, near Warm Springs Road, at 2:40 a.m.

. She was suffering from at least one gunshot injury and was noticable dead at the scene.

Pointing out the investigation, cops stated the woman was walking around with an unknown male an hour prior to she was discovered.

Resort authorities do not believe the lady was a guest at the home.

Cops did release additional details on the suspect.

Anyone with details is urged to get in touch with City’s Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 To stay anonymous, call Criminal offense Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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Police: Woman shot, eliminated at resort on Las Vegas Boulevard

Police investigated the death of a woman on Aug. 15, 2018. (Brad Boyer/FOX5)
 Cops investigated the death of a woman on Aug. 15, 2018. (Brad Boyer/FOX5) Police investigated the death of a woman on Aug. 15, 2018.( Brad Boyer/FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5 )-. Las Vegas Metro cops stated they are investigating a shooting at a south valley residential or commercial property early Wednesday early morning. Police officers responded to reports of a female discovered bleeding near the boiling space at the Tahiti Town Resort, a timeshare property, at South Las Vegas Boulevard, near Warm Springs Road, at 2:40 a.m.

. She was experiencing a minimum of one gunshot wound and was noticable dead at the scene.

Mentioning the investigation, authorities said the female was walking with an unknown male an hour before she was found.

Resort officials do not believe the female was a guest at the residential or commercial property.

Authorities did release additional information on the suspect.

The identity of the victim will later on be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Anybody with details is prompted to call City’s Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 To stay confidential, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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Billionaire tech creator detained for stockpile of drugs at Encore resort

Ashley Fargo, left, and Henry Nicholas III, right, were arrested for drug trafficking charges at the Encore Las Vegas (Photo: TMZ / FOX5)
 Ashley Fargo, left, and Henry Nicholas III, right, were jailed for drug trafficking charges at the Encore Las Vegas (Picture: TMZ/ FOX5) Ashley Fargo, left, and Henry Nicholas III, right, were jailed for drug trafficking charges at the Repetition Las Vegas( Photo: TMZ/ FOX5). LAS VEGAS (FOX5)-. A billionaire tech founder was apprehended after authorities found a stockpile of drugs in his hotel room. Henry Nicholas III, the co-founder of tech huge Broadcom, was detained along with his girlfriend Ashley Fargo, who is the ex-wife of Wells Fargo successor Brian Fargo, at the Encore resort, according to TMZ. The couple faces multiple charges including drug trafficking of numerous illegal drugs.

On Tuesday, Nicholas called security after failing to enter his room at the Strip residential or commercial property. Then security found Fargo unresponsive in the room with a semi-deflated balloon in her mouth.

Paramedics had the ability to restore Fargo. Nicholas admitted to security that the balloons and some containers discovered in the room contained laughing gas.

Las Vegas police were contacted us to the scene and they further found 2 cases, which are normally utilized to carry weapons, that contained marijuana, heroine, cocaine, meth and MDMA, inning accordance with authorities.

TMZ stated Nicholas has a history of severe legal issues including felony securities fraud and distribution charges, although they were later on dropped.

FOX5 is dealing with gathering more details from cops.

Examine back for updates.

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Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters have a new album to play at the Red Rock Resort

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Rob Fenn The Boxmasters take the stage at the Rocks Lounge on July 13

. There are pros and cons to having a motion picture star as frontman of your rock and roll band. Having a built-in fan base that will purchase records and show tickets definitely assists, however it might take longer to construct a following of devoted followers dedicated to the music.

Back on the plus side, there will constantly be fascinating items to sign.

” We’ll be out there aiming to promote our record and there will be a bunch of people with ‘Sling Blade’ posters,” states Billy Bob Thornton, who won an Academy Award for composing for that 1997 movie and is also the founder and leader of The Boxmasters. “However the weirdest thing I ever signed was when this woman came up to me holding a garbage bag and said her daddy was a huge fan of mine and she had something that a lot of individuals had actually signed, and she began naming off different individuals like Johnny Cash and a bunch of others. I stated, ‘Yeah, sure,’ and she pulled his artificial leg out of the bag. It was a little odd. But I enjoyed to do it. You do not see that coming around extremely often.”

The Boxmasters, returning to Las Vegas this week to carry out for the very first time at the Rocks Lounge at Summerlin’s Red Rock Resort Friday night, have been around for more than a years and released 7 albums of 1960s-influenced, bluesy and twangy rock. The band has been at it long enough to make that committed following beyond Thornton’s popularity, and he’s grateful. “All that other stuff has actually fallen by the wayside as the years go one. You keep beating them up and after a while there’s submission,” he says with a laugh. “We truly love our fans and we have actually had some really crazy fans, in an excellent way.”

The band is presently exploring behind new album “In Stereo,” which Thornton calls the group’s most different-sounding product so far. “In terms of sounds, this record covers anything from the late ’60s to the early ’70s,” he states. “We are influenced by The Beatles and The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield and Big Star, and people like that are reviewed this record. It’s nearly like a journey that way, however it begins with the later things and as the record goes on, the additional back it goes in regards to those sounds.”

The Boxmasters’ co-founder and guitar player J.D. Andrew states the procedure of putting together the album was a bit more experimental this time around. “This one is a little various sonically. We utilized two horn players, trumpet and sax, which we have actually never done prior to. We have a song called “Tahiuk” that we composed specifically to sound like Traffic, a band that Billy likes. He took me down the journey for that one and it brought out a bit of a free jazz noise. That’s different from anything we have actually done on any records due to the fact that it’s been drums, bass, guitar. It’s enjoyable to attempt other things however at the same time, it’s still us, it simply lets us extend a little occasionally.”

The Boxmasters tape-recording schedule has the tendency to flex around Thornton’s acting roles. Recently he’s been focused on the Amazon series “Goliath,” which released its second season earlier this summer season.

” The fantastic thing about ‘Goliath’ is it shoots primarily here [in Texas] where we live,” Andrew says. “Most of the time he’s shooting a mile or two from where I live. There have actually been times when I will evacuate the devices and take it down to his trailer, established and mess around with things in between shots. Or it’s a weekend occasionally where we’ll face the studio and cut 3 or four tunes. Recording and writing is what we like to do, however you don’t get that sensation of shared admiration when you’re simply in the studio. You have to get those songs out in front of people and get feedback immediately.”

The band has done that in Las Vegas many times, most just recently playing 2 nights at Smith Center for the Performing Arts last spring. Both Thornton and Andrew enjoyed the downtown place. “That place seems like Vegas. It’s a lovely space,” Thornton states. “I ‘d enjoy to shoot a show film because location because it has such an excellent want to it and sounds really good.”

Those gigs had the Boxmasters believing they ‘d like to come back to Vegas to play a series of shows, possibly even a mini-residency.

” Our show is a rock and roll show however extremely elegant,” Andrew states. “Billy informs the audience a couple of stories and discuss exactly what are tunes about and truly engages the audience. It’s not simply sitting there and paying attention to some tunes. However we’re not kids anymore so we’re not going to be jumping up and down all night.”

” Right, we’re not going to get decreased from the ceiling,” Thornton states with another laugh.

Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters perform at 8 p.m. July 13 at the Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort (11011 W. Charleston Blvd., 702-797-7777) and more details can be discovered at stationcasinoslive.com.

Stalled Fontainebleau casino-resort to open in 2020 with new name

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Steve Marcus A view of the stalled Fontainebleau resort, right, on Las Vegas Boulevard South on Dec. 30, 2014. Fontainebleau was sold to New york city real estate companies Witkoff Group LLC and New Valley LLC for $600 million in August 2017.

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018|7:15 a.m.

. The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas.

The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat incomplete on the Las Vegas Strip given that 2009 and became a poster kid of the Great Economic downturn, is now set up to open in late 2020 under a partnership in between hospitality huge Marriott International and New York-based global property company Witkoff.

The new luxury property, which will feature a casino and approximately 4,000 rooms and suites, announced Monday it will likewise be the home of the Strip’s first JW Marriott.

“It is going to be a design-forward structure, when we bring it all together, people are going to state, ‘I actually wish to come back,'” Steven Witkoff, chairman and CEO of Witkoff, informed The Associated Press ahead of the statement. “The structure here is so well conceived, even from nine years back, that there are a great deal of possibilities for us to put our imprint from a style standpoint on that home.”

The website near the Circus and SLS hotel-casinos, along with the Las Vegas Convention Center, has been inactive since 2009, about two years after independently held Fontainebleau Resorts LLC began deal with the $2.9 billion, 3,900-room project. The 63-story tower was 70 percent completed when the recession stopped building and construction.

Service mogul Carl Icahn and his company, Icahn NV Video Gaming Acquisition LLC, bought the residential or commercial property from bankruptcy in 2010 for $150 million. Witkoff and Miami-based financial investment firm New Valley LLC acquired it for $600 million in August.

“We believe that development is coming and is going to come here,” Witkoff said.

The prepared resort will include 500,000 square feet of convention and meeting area, along with a variety of entertainment, night life, retail and more than 20 dining options. The structure’s style has not been finalized, however the existing 8-and-a-half-acre pool deck will be “reimagined,” Witkoff said, in a manner that it will distinguish the property from others in Las Vegas and drive customers.

Marriot’s top-end, boutique-style “Edition” brand will debut in Las Vegas at The Drew. The company, whose commitment program has more than 100 million members, will manage the 3 hotels.

The Strip has not seen a casino-resort open because 2010, when The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas began operations.

Las Vegas hospitality industry veteran John Unwin, who took control of a half-finished Cosmopolitan in 2009, will be involved in supervising the development, launch and operations of The Drew through the consulting company 2 Blackbirds Hospitality.

Tony Capuano, executive vice president and international chief advancement officer at Marriott International, stated the business was particularly attracted to this job by the half-million square feet of convention and conference space, which would be amongst the biggest on the Strip.

“Las Vegas is certainly an amazing market, principally driven by leisure transients and group business, when you look at the facilities program for the complex, it is uniquely placed to benefit from both of those strong need sectors,” he stated. “Clearly, with almost 4,000 spaces, it gives you the scale and footprint to take on much of the big, widely known casino-hotels on the Strip.”

The Drew will be among 2 resorts expected to open on the northern end of Strip in 2020. The other scheduled task is the years-delayed multibillion-dollar Resorts World Las Vegas, which will accommodate Sin City’s Chinese and Chinese-American tourists. Both websites are within a mile (1.61 kilometer) of each other, in a less-trafficked location of the traveler passage.

The combined addition of 7,000 rooms to the area will come at the very same time that a mega growth of the Las Vegas Convention Center is expected to be finished. The firm responsible for promoting the location has projected that the 1.4 million-square-foot (130,064-square-meter) expansion together with a remodelling of the existing facilities will draw in 600,000 more visitors every year.

Witkoff said a bridge will connect The Drew to the expanded Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Our company believe this is a portion of the Strip whose time has come,” Witkoff said.