The first annual GlowRun took place October 7, 2012. There were over 2500 participants in the inaugural race. Downtown Las Vegas was glowing. The race started at 7 p.m. at Las Vegas Boulevard and Carson and ended at Fremont and Eighth. After the race there was a multi block street party called AfterGlow, featuring bands Girl Talk and Capital Cities. A portion of registration fees presented by Wendoh Media Cos. and Insomniac will benefit Aid for AIDS of Nevada.
$3.6 Billion is being invested this year alone into the Las Vegas economy for new experiences, new attractions, and new amenities. Lots of jobs are being created. Las Vegas keeps reinventing itself.
Linq Opens in 2013 – 3000 Construction Jobs! 1500 Permanent Jobs!
Caesars Entertainment Corp announced some of the tenants for the Linq Center which will house over 300,000 square feet of retail space for shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Caesars revealed that the Brooklyn Bowl restaurant will include an area for over 32 lanes of bowling. Over 70% of the space is committed via leases and letters of intent.
The 550 foot tall observation wheel called the “High Roller” will be the anchor for the center. This wheel surpasses the height of the London Eye.
The Linq Restaurants and Retailers include:
Yard House – Over 100 beers
Tilted Kilt – Pub & Eatery
Sprinkles Cupcakes and Sprinkles Ice Cream
Flour & Barley- A Pizzeria.
F.A.M.E. – Asian themed stands for food, art, music, and entertainment.
Off The Strip – Bistro.
Chayo – Mexican food
Bella Scarpa – Women’s foot wear
Koto – Unique gift shop
Ruby Blue – Women’s accessories
The $550 million Linq retail and shopping experience is planning on bringing new life to the center of the strip.
Caesars Entertainment also announced a $180 million dollar renovation of “Bill’s Gamblin Hall” located across the street from Caesars Palace. The $180 million will include a rooftop pool and a nightclub overlooking the strip with panoramic views. In addition 198 rooms will be revitalized and 17,000 SF of the casino gaming space will be renovated. The original hotel and casino opened in May 1979 and was called the “Barbary Coast”. The original cost of the casino? $11.5 Million! The name was changed in 2007.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park Opens May 2013. 300 Construction Jobs! 300-500 Permanment Jobs!
The 41 acre park will be located at Fort Apache near the Las Vegas Beltway and Sunset Road. There will be more than 25 slides and attractions. Andre Agassi and wife Steffi Graf are some of the investors. Andre Agassi remembers the original Wet n’ Wild which was located on the Strip until 2004 when it closed. The $50 million park will have slides such as “ The Rattler” and the Canyon Cliffs will be a gut wrenching 60 foot freefall with speeds up to 33 feet per second!
Strip Gun Club – The 4500 square foot shooting range will be located on the Strip at 2233 Las Vegas Blvd just north of Sahara Avenue. It is opening later this month.
Battlefield Vegas – opened this week. It is located just off the Strip at 2771 Industrial Road. This is a machine gun shooting range with heavy military focus including helicopters, tanks and sand bags.
Range 702 – located at 4699 Dean Martin Drive opens Thursday October 11, 2012. There is a restaurant, store, armory, and on site gunsmith.
Be The Legend – located at the Luxor
Score – 10,000 square feet of space inside the Luxor featuring game worn memborabilia from pro and college football, basketball, hockey, boxing and US Soccer. But wait there’s more – this is an experience. You will be signed up by an agent for a multi million dollar contract with the sports team of your choice. If you are a Yankees fan, you will be on the team with Jeter! A press release is posted to Facebook and Twitter announcing this big deal with you. You are handed an iTouch to start your tour through the players’ tunnel.
The Delmont – First Haunted Hotel & Casino on the Strip
Eli Roth’s Goretorium- Horror mastermind Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) opened - “ Eli Roth’s Goretorium Las Vegas”. Goretorium is the first one of its kind. It is a Haunted Hotel and Casino called “The Delmont”. It’s a gory story that inspired the theme. The Hotel owners, Mr & Mrs Delmont would like to have their guests for dinner… as in.. eat their guests. Eli Roth’s Goretorium will be located on top of Walgreens located on the Strip & Harmon Avenue – Close by is the Planet Hollywood/Miracle Mile. It will be the first haunted attraction that will be open year-round.
Hours: 4pm – 2am Mon-Fri; 2pm – 2am Sat – Sun
Cost: $40 (can buy online for $35)
Budget to build: $10 Million…. And the rooms include interactive scary elements like noises of rats’ and insects’ sounds coming from an array of speakers. The Goretorium has a wedding chapel, “Baby Dolls” lounge, zombie dancers, retail shop, and a premiere event bar called “Bloody Mary’s”!
Official Site: http://goretorium.com/
The experience will be gruesome and horrific with sightings of past guests. The guests were killed by the Delmonts. The experience will make use of high end technology and classic special effects to create the experience.