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Confirmed: Book & Stage Closing

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Jun 2015
Sources have confirmed to VT that Book & Stage at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is indeed closing. The Light Group (which has been gobbled up by Hakkasan) is NOT involved in the project. The Book &...

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Penn National Buys The New Tropicana of Las Vegas A DoubleTree By HIlton for $360m

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Apr 2015
Penn National, owners of M Resort have entered into an agreement to purchase The New Tropicana Las Vegas A DoubleTree By Hilton from the partnership of Alex Yemenidjian and Onex Partners for $360m. ...

Tagged: sayonara   tropicana   alex yemenidjian   onex   penn national   

Tropicana To Undergo Stunning Retail and Dining Expansion

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Nov 2013
Nearly three years ago, we spotted CEO Alex Yemenidjian showing off some renderings of Phase III expansion of Tropicana right to the corner of Tropicana Blvd and The Strip. It appears that his dream of expanding...

Tagged: tropicana   retail   dining   the shops at tropicana   alex yemenidjian   future   construction   

TropWatch: New Pool Suites and Alex Gets All Steve-Like

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Mar 2013
We received a tip from VT reader J S that the Tropicana - which has been calling itself "The All New Tropicana" for about three years now - has completed renovation of their Pool Suites,...

Tagged: tropicana   suites   alex yemenidjian   

Climaxx Got a New Name and The Name of The New Name is

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jul 2012
The on again, off again, nightclub saga in the former Alex nightclub space is now back on. After touting, trademarking and hyping "Climaxx" as the name for the nightclub to move into Wynn's sexy sunken Michelin...

Tagged: wynn   nightlife   alex   the name game   climaxx   canvas   

Peekaboo: Wynn Tower Suites In Alex

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Nov 2011
Today, Wynn transferred their tower suites entrance to the former Alex restaurant space. Without skipping a beat, the Tower Suites lobby was sealed off, curtained and attacked by the drywall/paint crew. Gone. ...

Tagged: wynn   wynn tower suites   renovations   alex   switcheroo   

Wynn Switcheroo: High Limit Slots Gets Plastered

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Oct 2011
The Wynn Switcheroo - a plan to move and renovate almost everything at Wynn Las Vegas - claimed another victim this week as High Limit Slot lounge was curtained, drywalled and painted in quick succession. VT...

Tagged: wynn switcheroo   high limit slots   blush   alex   tower suites   baccarat   

Wow: The Wynn Blush, Alex, Tower Suites, High Limit Switcheroo

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Oct 2011
VT uber tipster JakeZ is back with a slew of great bits of information about the many transformations coming to Wynn, all of which have been leaked to him from sources inside the Mahogany Curves. Sources...

Tagged: wynn   blush   alex   nightlife   wynn tower suites   high limit   bootyectomy   

Chef Alex Stratta Leaving Wynn

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Aug 2011
Long time VT friend and one of our favorite local food writers, Brock Radke, has the news - via the Weekly - that Michelin starred chef Alessandro 'Alex' Stratta has left the Wynn organization. Chef Stratta's...

Tagged: dining   wynn las vegas   alex stratta   

VegasEats: Alex At Wynn Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jan 2011
With the sad news coming across the wire that Alex at Wynn Las Vegas is closing, I thought that in the interest of expediency to post my unfinished Alex dining review AS IS - basically...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   alex   dining   

Alex at Wynn Closing January 15th

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jan 2011
The rumors running rampant on the Twittersphere, that Alex - the Michelin star winning French restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas - will be closing has been confirmed to us as true by Wynn VP of...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   alex   

Peekaboo : The Tropicana Phase III?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Dec 2010
Nearly every time I type the name of Tropicana's CEO - Alex Yemenidjian - I'm forced to double check the spelling via Google. This time the search results displayed an interesting photo of Mr....

Tagged: tropicana   alex yemenidjian   

VegasEats: Alex at Wynn Las Vegas

Posted by MikeE on 8 Jul 2010
After 16 courses of Robuchon decadence, it's hard to follow up with pretty much any restaurant. Alex at Wynn Las Vegas made a formidable attempt... Last week, myself, reader JohnD, Steve Friess, and another friend decided...

Tagged: vegaseats   alex   wynn las vegas   dining   

TropWatch: Movable Buffet Talks With Top Trop Brass

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Jun 2010
Buried deep within the Los Angeles Times Calendar section yesterday was a rare reappearance, or temporary re-functing, of the defunct Movable Buffet column by VT friend and fellow Zappa freak Sen. Richard Abowitz. In it, Sen....

Tagged: tropicana   alex yemenidjian   movable buffet   

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