Update: Monte Carlo To Under Go Major Strip Frontage Renovation
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The somewhat forgotten but still lovely fountain plaza outside of Monte Carlo's north entrance is on the verge of being demolished, commencing a project which has evolved to be astonishingly larger than we had initially reported a few years ago. Original plans filed with the city stated that Monte Carlo was to add a restaurant space adjacent to the main entrance which would include some patio seating and a rooftop beer garden.
We have now learned that the project has expanded to include a thorough demolition of the entire plaza and construction of new spaces all along the Strip facing entrance from Diablos to the fountain. The "wings" to the existing entrance will be completely gutted and rebuilt to accommodate five new spaces occupied by tenants to be named later. Three new spaces will occupy the areas east and north of Andre's including the fountain plaza, two additional spaces will occupy the south side of the entrance, between the casino floor and Diablo's.
The largest of these spaces will take up a majority of the exterior plaza and will be a dining/entertainment venue with live entertainment. Seating for about 400 patrons will be available in a naturally lit indoor dining room or under an outdoor trellis which will extend right to the Las Vegas Boulevard frontage. This will not be a nightclub, but instead an indoor/outdoor vibe dining.
One has to wonder if the addition of the spaces adjacent to main front entrance will lead to a demolition of the existing structures out front and a complete rethinking of the look and feel of Monte Carlo's strip frontage a la Planet Hollywood. Perhaps this is the first phase of MGM Resorts Internationals own Linq-styled promenade.
Big thanks to VT superfriend SteveCovington for the super juicy tip.
Update: I just got hate mail from the lady who operates the Eater Las Vegas blog accusing me of stealing their post:
From: Susan Stapleton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: You could at least mention that you got all of the information on the Monte Carlo renovation from Eater Vegas. We always give you guys credit when you get the story first.
What About: Hate Mail
I'll be honest... I didn't read the Eater post. In fact, I don't read any Vegas blogs. I would need to hire an intern to read, digest and summarize the reams of stuff that gets posted daily in the Vegas media/blogosphere these days. I used to read Eater LA years ago, but I realized that I want art, not paraphrases.
The information in this post was culled from documents linked to me by a tipster on Sunday night at 8:57pm. I began studying these on Monday (in between composing my April fools gags) and began taking notes for my post on Tuesday and wrote it out earlier today.
I have no motivation to claim anyone's work as my own or purposefully omitting credit where it is due. This is borne out by NINE years of operating this website.
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