The LINQ complex is opening on the Las Vegas Strip in late 2013 and it is set to change entertainment—and the skyline—in Las Vegas. Caesars Entertainment Corporation will open the new $550 million dining, shopping, and entertainment complex, spanning over 200,000 square feet and boasting more than 30 tenants, to what is sure to be great fanfare.
LINQ will “link” three Vegas icons—Harrah’s Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, and Imperial Palace, which is undergoing a major renovation in conjunction with the LINQ construction.
The focal point of the complex will be the High Roller—the world’s tallest observation wheel. At 550 feet, it beats out the London Eye, which rises to 443 feet, and the current record holder, the Singapore Flyer, which rises to 541 feet. Each of the 28 cabins on the wheel is a transparent sphere that can hold up to 40 people.
Brooklyn Bowl, a New York-based bowling alley, restaurant, night club, and concert venue, will anchor the complex, comprising about 25 percent of LINQ. Brooklyn Bowl will include a 2,000-person performance area.
Other restaurants that have announced they will open in LINQ are Yard House, with upscale pub food and a huge beer on tap selection; Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, with a Celtic theme; F.A.M.E., an Asian-themed dining and entertainment venue that simulates an Asian night market; Sprinkles Cupcakes; Flour & Barley, a brick-oven style pizzeria; Off the Strip Bistro, a local Las Vegas favorite; and Chayo Mexicano, an upscale casual Mexican restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.
Other retail tenants on board include Bella Scarpa, a footwear boutique; KOTO, a lifestyle trend store with fun and innovative items and gadgets; Ruby Blue, a women’s accessory store that also carries provocative novelty games and toys.
For a look at the ongoing building via a live camera feed, check out the live cam on the LINQ home page here.
If you live in Phoenix… Getting to Las Vegas is an easy weekend trip. It is a one hour trip by air. US Airways flies approximately 7 non-stop flights daily and Southwest flies about a dozen flights daily. There are frequent deals and prices can often be as low as $75 each way if you book in advance. If you prefer to drive, it takes about 5 hours via U.S. 93 through Kingman then on across Hoover Dam into Las Vegas.
The LINQ Las Vegas
Opening late 2013
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