Posts Tagged ‘Real Estate’

  • Frontier Implosion 11-13-07
    Sometime after 2am just off the strip, with sliding doors cracked to let in the cool desert night air, the still of the night was shattered by the sounds of deep rumbling. Like a giant Harley revving its powerful engine, reverberating vibrations stirred us from heavy sleep. Luckily we weren’t so lazy we pulled the covers and pillows over our heads, but let curiosity...
    by at November 13th, 2007 at 03:11 am
  • Mt Charleston – Vegas Summer & Winter Retreat
    The sun is beating down and the heat is unrelentingly over 110 day after day. That’s Las Vegas in summer and the only escape is the air conditioned halls of hotel-casinos, movie theaters or hibernating in your own living room. But you can jump in the car, head up 95 to the Mt. Charleston turnoff on Rte 157, speed through the high desert, and climb steadily and...
    by at September 21st, 2007 at 01:09 pm
  • Great Party for Debut of Verge
    The upcoming mid-rise condo project in uptown-downtown Las Vegas held a party last night to celebrate the Grand Opening of Verge’s Lifestyle Center. With police directing traffic on Main Street and the huge parking lots full, you knew the minute you arrived that something exciting was going on. A great white tent contained a vodka and wine bar with a menu of exotic...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Verge Grand Opening Tonight with Mayor Goodman
    There is yet another Downtown Grand Opening in the mix. The Verge is having its coming out party in true Vegas style. Anytime you have Mayor Oscar Goodman, you have a good show. With the promise of food, drink and celebrating with “key players of old and new Las Vegas,” how could you be anywhere else tonight? The VIP Grand Opening Party is from 5:30-8:30;...
    by at March 15th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Photos of Stardust Implosion on the Web
    If you’re interested in viewing a sequence of photos of the Stardust Implosion, taken from my balcony at the Regency Towers, starting at about 2 1/2 hours before the final collapse, go to picasaweb. I did not have the benefit of tripod or telephoto lens, but used the balcony of my terrace as a tripod and a Leica Digilux 2 digital camera 90 mm lens. I thought about...
    by at March 14th, 2007 at 05:03 pm
  • Stardust Goes Down in a Blaze of Glory
    Either someone read my article or I was expressing a very common sentiment, cause the powers that be not only removed the implosion from the cloud of secrecy (albeit with only 12 hours notice), but arranged a phenomenol light show worthy of the demise of the grand dame. Hours in advance of the 2:30 am event, the building began to be swathed in color, alternating magenta,...
    by at March 13th, 2007 at 08:03 pm
  • Date of Stardust Implosion Scooped
    If you have been looking for a ??????sign?????? as to the actual date of the Stardust implosion, look no further. Road crews have been out and posted major thoroughfares surrounding the venerable, soon to be vanquished, casino. ??????Desert Inn closed March 13 midnight to 5 am.?????? Las Vegas Blvd between Fashion Show Mall and the Riviera closed March 13 midnight to...
    by at March 11th, 2007 at 12:03 pm