When I was at the Linq-announcing press conference, I had many questions about how building this project would impact the casinos it will linq together. So I asked them. The result is this week’s Green Felt Journal in Vegas Seven:
With all due respect to artists’ renderings, the recent unveiling of plans for Caesars Entertainment’s Linq have people wondering just what the east side of the Strip will look like when the project opens in June 2013. But behind the aesthetic curiosity is another, more immediate question: How will the massive construction project affect guests and employees? Most of the initial dislocations will be behind the scenes, says Rick Mazer, president of Harrah’s Las Vegas, Flamingo, Imperial Palace, Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon and O’Sheas.
To me this is the interesting aspect of the story right now–how’s all of this construction going to work, and how will they keep negative externalities to a minimum? They seem to have a plan, and it will be interesting to see how well it goes.
I’m most curious about what’s going to happen on the Imperial Palace’s casino floor, and I’m looking forward to walking around it when it’s in the middle of being transformed, just to get that old>>>new under construction vibe.