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Linq Stories

  • A look at Brooklyn Bowl.
    Linq pinning its live entertainment hopes on Brooklyn Bowl
    Oct. 1, 2012
    Brooklyn Bowl is a vast live music venue with a twist — 32 bowling lanes — planned for Linq.
  • This is an artist's rendering of the High Roller and Linq project.
    Caesars touting tenants at Linq project
    Sept. 30, 2012
    A Brooklyn Bowl entertainment venue, a Yard House beer bar and an Asian-themed food and art marketplace are among anchor tenants coming to a master-planned complex being built at the base of a big new Strip observation wheel, Caesars Entertainment Corp. officials will announce Monday.
  • A rendering of The Quad.
    Imperial Palace getting new name: The Quad Resort & Casino
    Sept. 17, 2012
    After 33 years as the Imperial Palace, the Las Vegas Strip resort will become the Quad Resort & Casino, Caesars Entertainment announced today. The Quad will be the gateway to Caesars’ new Linq retail and entertainment district. As part of the resort’s transformation, improvements will be made in phases to the exterior façade, porte cochere, front desk, bell desk, hotel lobby, casino floor, retail promenade and dining levels. The resort will remain open during construction that will continue through next year.
  • A model shows the SkyVue observation wheel relative to Mandalay Bay in the company's offices Monday, May 21, 2012. The top of the 500-foot tall ride will be higher than the Mandalay Bay with a phenomenal view of the Las Vegas Strip, said SkyVue developer Howard Bulloch.
    Fancy names aside, they're still Ferris wheels
    July 29, 2012
    Desert Land LLC and Desert Oasis Investments LLC are building the SkyVue Las Vegas Super Wheel on the south Strip, and Caesars Entertainment is building the High Roller as part of the new LINQ project. But don’t call them Ferris wheels. Caesars is particularly adamant about this. That is why I’m calling them Ferris wheels.
  • Explosives go off inside the seven-level parking garage of O'Sheas Casino is imploded early in the morning Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The garage and casino, between the Imperial Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas casinos, are being demolished by Ceasars Entertainment to make way for the Linq project, a $500 million retail, dining and entertainment corridor. The project will include a 550-foot tall observation wheel, the world's tallest, a representative said.
    Implosion makes way for new casino to replace O'Sheas, Imperial Palace
    May 1, 2012
    The rumble of an implosion early Tuesday provided the latest — and loudest — signal of progress in creation of the $500 million Project Linq entertainment district along the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Brian Thomas, also known as Lucky the Leprechaun, pours a shot for a guest during the Final Countdown party at O'Sheas on Sunday, April 29, 2012. The casino will close at noon Monday, April 30, to make room for the Linq project, a $500 million entertainment, retail and dining corridor set to open in 2013.
    Irish eyes are misty as O'Sheas closes to make room for Linq project
    April 30, 2012
    The notes scrawled on a wall at O’Sheas read more like goodbye messages to an old friend: “Thanks for good times," “We opened you in 1989 … and closed you in 2012," “You’ll be missed.” Shortly before noon Sunday, early by Las Vegas standards, patrons wandered in for a final round of beer pong, poker or shots. The casino closes at noon Monday and will reopen next year in a new location.
  • Brian Thomas, also known as Lucky the Leprechaun, pours a shot for a guest during the Final Countdown party at O'Sheas on Sunday, April 29, 2012. The casino will close at noon Monday, April 30, to make room for the Linq project, a $500 million entertainment, retail and dining corridor set to open in 2013.
    It's not easy being green as O'Sheas on the Strip closes to make room for Linq project
    April 30, 2012
    The notes scrawled on a wall at O’Sheas read more like goodbye messages to an old friend: “Thanks for good times," “We opened you in 1989 … and closed you in 2012," “You’ll be missed.” Shortly before noon Sunday, early by Las Vegas standards, patrons wandered in for a final round of beer pong, poker or shots. The casino closes at noon Monday and will reopen next year in a new location.
  • Hundreds of partygoers fill the street while celebrating St. Patrick's Day at the last O'Sheas' St. Patrick's Day block party before it closes on the Las Vegas Strip Saturday, March 17, 2012.
    Final celebration scheduled at O'Sheas
    April 24, 2012
    O'Sheas is preparing to count down its final days this weekend. The casino is set to close at noon Monday to make way for the $550 million Linq entertainment and retail corridor set to open next year.
  • Now that's one way to drink a margarita!
    Rockhouse will be leaving the Strip--but not for long
    April 13, 2012
    Rockhouse is making way for the Linq project, but don't worry -- it will be back
  • O'Sheas Casino in Las Vegas seen on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.
    O'Sheas shutting down April 30 to move to Linq
    March 8, 2012
    After three decades as a dependable place for inexpensive drinks, entertainment and low minimum wagering, O'Sheas will be closing at the end of next month and moving to the Linq project.
  • A view of a construction site at Harrah's Carnival Court Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. The construction is part of Project Linq, a worker said. Project Linq is a $550 million development that will include a 550-foot observation wheel and a restaurant-entertainment district linking the Imperial Palace and Flamingo resorts.
    Observation wheel, plaza project under way on the Strip
    Jan. 30, 2012
    Construction cranes remain idle at the stalled Echelon and Fontainebleau resorts on the Las Vegas Strip — so local residents may find it refreshing to see some building work under way down the street at The Linq.
  • It seems the Irish-inspired casino is lacking the luck of the Irish.
    In defense of O'Sheas
    Aug. 24, 2011
    Caesars' Linq project renovations won't end at the Imperial Palace.
  • An artist's rendering of the proposed restaurant/entertainment district Project Linq.
    Why Caesars Entertainment is shooting for 30-something customers for Linq
    Aug. 18, 2011
    As one of the nation’s most traveled tourist destinations, Las Vegas may appear a melting pot for American tourism, reflecting nearly every age and income bracket.
  • An artist's rendering of the proposed restaurant/entertainment district, Project Linq.
    Imperial Palace name to disappear from Strip
    Aug. 17, 2011
    Imperial Palace — not the Strip property, but the brand name — is losing its place on Las Vegas Boulevard as Caesars Entertainment launches a significant makeover of the mid-Strip with its $500 million Linq dining and entertainment complex. Caesars officials have not come up with a replacement name or discussed why it was dropping the Imperial Palace name, which it has leased. Caesars has leased the Imperial Palace name since acquiring the Asian-themed property in 2005.
  • A rendering of The Linq.
    Is Caesars' planned observation wheel just a fancy Ferris wheel?
    Aug. 10, 2011
    And they say the "urban gathering space" around it will "revitalize" Las Vegas Boulevard. Sound familiar?
  • An artist's rendering looking directly east from Las Vegas Boulevard into the proposed restaurant/entertainment district, part of the overall Project Linq that connects Imperial Palace, left, to the Flamingo, right.
    Caesars set to break ground on $500 million Strip project
    Aug. 3, 2011
    Construction will begin this month on a $500 million mid-Strip development that will include a 550-foot observation wheel — developers insist it not be called a Ferris wheel — and a restaurant-entertainment district linking the Imperial Palace and Flamingo resorts.