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Bronto Goes to Work on Las Vegas Club Tower, Golden Goose and Glitter Gulch Facades Go Away

Find Search for: The demolition of the Las Vegas Club continues with the country’s highest reach excavator taking on the casino’s southernmost hotel tower. The excavator, nicknamed “Bronto,” can reach 182 feet, more than enough height to drop the Las Vegas Club’s tower, piece by piece. That excavator is nearly as badass as our photo of that badass excavator. Demolition crews from North American Dismantling Corp. have made quick work of a number of structures on the 18 Fremont block, formerly home to Mermaids and the Glitter Gulch strip club. Bronto doesn’t take lunch breaks because to Bronto, everything is lunch. Here’s an exclusive look at the demolition work being done on Sep. 19, 2017, including Bronto taking big bites out of the south tower. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=XygHTxrV8qM It’s expected the south tower will take about three weeks to come down, then it’s on to the north tower, the newer of the two. The north tower has been draped with a containment mesh to help control dust and debris. Las Vegas Club’s north tower slips into something more comfortable. Nearby, less flashy progress has been made, some of it bittersweet. Two old-timey facades, that of Glitter Gulch and the Golden Goose have been removed. The empty space formerly known as Glitter Gulch and Golden Goose. Here’s a “before” shot of crews working on the former perch of Vegas Vickie. Not that we aren’t sentimental, but...

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Fremont White Castle Opens This Week, Ditto Fremont East’s Flippin’ Good Burgers

A long-awaited White Castle restaurant, only the second such location in Las Vegas, will open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Sep. 22, 2017. Yes, we were the first to report a White Castle would be coming to Fremont, but we don’t like to brag. Link to our original story, yes, but brag, no. White Castle on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas is nearly ready for the onslaught. The new Fremont Street White Castle is located at the east end of the Fremont Street Experience (where we work in digital marketing), just across from the Neonopolis shopping plaza. Given the festive, liquor-fueled street party that is Fremont Street, we expect the owners of White Castle will soon have more money than any number of Gates or Adelsons or Buffetts. This is likely to be the last time you don’t see a line in this doorway. Because drunchies. Fremont lost its Trader Bill’s sign with the arrival of White Castle, but the thought of some tasty sliders is helping with the grieving process. Another burger restaurant, Flippin’ Good Burgers & Shakes, will also open on Sep. 22. Or, technically, re-open. Yes, the door was open, but we’re calling it a “security breach,” anyway, because it just sounds cool. The fast food restaurant in the Fremont East Entertainment district originally opened in August of 2015. The eatery recently closed for a major...

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Linq Promenade Expected to Announce Zipline Attraction

Buzz is building about a new zipline attraction planned for the Linq promenade in the center of the Las Vegas Strip. We should know, we started the buzz! Hey, everybody needs a hobby. Details are few about the new zipline, but given the financial success of downtown’s SlotZilla zipline (where we work in digital marketing as our day job), we’re surprised ziplines haven’t already cropped up elsewhere on The Strip. Ziplining is the new slot machining. The closest thing to a zipline on the Las Vegas Strip is the VooDoo Zipline at Rio Las Vegas, which opened in May 2014. Unlike traditional ziplines, guests of the VooDoo Zipline ride in a ski lift-style chair between the Rio’s hotel towers. While Rio is in the Caesars Entertainment family of casinos, the folks behind the VooDoo Zipline won’t be involved in the new attraction at Linq. Let’s just jump ahead to the Caesars Entertainment statement: “We do not respond to rumors and speculation blah-blah-blah.” A zipline at Linq promenade would seem to be a good fit. The world’s tallest Ferris wheel, the High Roller, hasn’t quite lived up to expectations in terms of ridership (it hovers around 50% of capacity), and a zipline would be another offering to draw families as well as millennials, a coveted customer for casinos. Linq promenade is flanked by the Flamingo and Linq resorts. It’s unclear...

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Fremont White Castle Opens This Week, Ditto Fremont East’s Flippin’ Good Burgers

A long-awaited White Castle restaurant, only the second such location in Las Vegas, will open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Sep. 22, 2017. Yes, we were the first to report a White Castle would be coming to Fremont, but we don’t like to brag. Link to our original story, yes, but brag, no. White Castle on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas is nearly ready for the onslaught. The new Fremont Street White Castle is located at the east end of the Fremont Street Experience (where we work in digital marketing), just across from the Neonopolis shopping plaza. Given the festive, liquor-fueled street party that is Fremont Street, we expect the owners of White Castle will soon have more money than any number of Gates or Adelsons or Buffetts. This is likely to be the last time you don’t see a line in this doorway. Because drunchies. Fremont lost its Trader Bill’s sign with the arrival of White Castle, but the thought of some tasty sliders is helping with the grieving process. Another burger restaurant, Flippin’ Good Burgers & Shakes, will also open on Sep. 22. Or, technically, re-open. Yes, the door was open, but we’re calling it a “security breach,” anyway, because it just sounds cool. The fast food restaurant in the Fremont East Entertainment district originally opened in August of 2015. The eatery recently closed for a major...

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