Linq’s stirring up the Strip in Vegas Seven

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.

via Stirring up the Strip | Vegas Seven.

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.

1 thought on “Linq’s stirring up the Strip in Vegas Seven”

  1. The rendering of Caesars Entertainment Project Linq is pretty cool. Hopefully once they are finished it will look something like that. I have read in a couple of different places on the internet that Caesars Entertainment wants to rebrand the Imperial Palace and make it a Horseshoe Casino. In my opinion that is a very good idea.

    Now on to the “Observation Wheel”. The best location for that is across from Mandalay Bay, where Howard Bulloch also wants to build an “Observation Wheel”. I prefer the name “Roulette Wheel” but whatever, as long as someone builds some sort of “Wheel” it will create some much needed construction jobs in Las Vegas.

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