Anthony Curtis nationally syndicated weekly column.
April 25, 2012
“Countdown to Closing” festivities are underway at center Strip, celebrating the last day of operations for O’Sheas, the smallish casino located between the Flamingo and the Imperial Palace. The casino held a bash this weekend, with live bands, prize giveaways, and food and drink specials. The doors officially close at noon on April 30, marking the end of a nearly 23-year run on the Strip. A smaller version O’Sheas is scheduled to re-open in 2013 in a dedicated area within the LINQ retail project, which is being built at the same location.
Double Whammy: May 5 will be a big day in Las Vegas, with both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo falling on the date. Race and sports books all over town will be bustling up till race time with parties and drink specials, while bars will be discounting margaritas all day long. Two new Mexican-themed restaurants—Carlos’n Charlie’s at the Flamingo and Senor Frog’s at TI—have big Cinco de Mayo parties planned.
Metro McD’s: A first-of-its-kind Metro McDonald’s has opened in the Harmon shopping center, opposite CityCenter and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The two-story 6,734-square-foot restaurant features 24-hour service, digital menu boards, and Wifi access. To showcase its 24-hour convenience, the restaurant is hosting an after-hours grand opening celebration—open to the public—on May 4 from midnight to 6 a.m., featuring live music, celebrity servers, and prize giveaways.
Little to LVH: Long-time Las Vegas headliner Rich Little has signed on for an extended run at LVH, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton. He’ll play in the lounge with tickets priced at $63.90.
Question: How did the Mike Tyson’s one-man show turn out?
Answer: By most accounts, Tyson held his own. While the performance was called “uneven” and “too long” at two hours and ten minutes, Tyson made it through the entire week and is reportedly looking to take the act on the road.
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